The Pollution Control Board said the gush of stormwater restored the lake’s condition to normal after Ganesh idol immersions.
SC directed the TS Govt., file an undertaking and implement all the directions of High Court from next year
Angry over Ganesh idol immersion issue, parties demand Ordinance, saying the government is not doing enough to counter HC orders.
Petition against Telangana HC ban on idol immersion to be placed before Apex Court bench on September 16
A three-judge bench of the SC comprising Chief Justice of India Justice N V Ramana, Justices Surya Kanth and Hima Kohli, on Wednesday gave directions to this effect to the Apex Court’s registry.
Further, he urged the court to permit the government to go ahead with the immersion this year as all arrangements were in place for the same.
Through its counter-affidavits, the GHMC commissioner informed the court that 25 mini ponds are created in and around Hyderabad and people are being encouraged to utilise these for immersion of idols.
On September 9, the Telangana High Court had banned the immersion of Ganesha idols made of PoP in Hussainsagar and other water bodies in the city. But the orders did not have any impact on devotees.
According to Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav, the State government will take all precautions to avoid pollution of Hussainsagar lake.
The division bench reserved its orders due to the non-filing of affidavits by the GHMC Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad.
Advocate M Venumadhav filed a writ petition seeking a direction to restrain people from immersing Ganesha idols made of plaster of Paris in Hussainsagar lake.
The Telangana High Court was hearing a PIL seeking a ban on immersion of Ganesh idols in the lake.