Visarjan of Lord Ganesh is a big event in which huge Ganesh idols are immersed in water. The Ganpati idols are taken to lakes, ponds and rivers for immersion with a lot of pomp, zest and fanfaronade. Most of these idols are made of Plaster of Paris which is cheap and easy to fabricate into idols but its use has been discouraged due to the deleterious effects it has on marine life. The environmental impact of Ganesha Visarjan has proved to be profoundly negative.Harmful Effects of Non-Biodegradable Materials for Making Idols
The environmental impact of Ganesha Visarjan has been realized to be a huge one, affecting aquatic life all over the country to a great extent. Hence, it is the duty of all citizens to adopt some of the measures stated above to protect marine life and safe guard the ecological balance of nature.