Government issues new guideline for Ganeshotsav celebrations
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday made it mandatory for all ‘mandals’ to take prior permission from the concerned municipality or local authority for Ganeshotsav celebrations.
Maharashtra: State Home Department has issued a circular making it mandatory for all 'mandals' to take prior permission from the concerned municipality or local authority, for #Ganeshotsav celebrations this year. Also, the maximum idol height has been capped at 4 feet. pic.twitter.com/2cAEbcn2ep
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2020
The government has also capped the maximum idol height at 4 feet. The home department has issued detailed guidelines for the organisers keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic situation in the state.
This confirms that the state government will allow the celebrations albeit with restrictions. Earlier, it was feared that the government may not allow the festival considering the rising virus infections in the state.