On July 11 due to the rise in Covid-19, Maharashtra government published a notification regarding the height of Ganesh idols which will be limited to four-feet for all the Sarvajanak idols.
However, as informed by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board that this law is just a guideline, not a law. In some cities of Maharashtra, some manuals reached to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to claim the violation of a height restriction guidelines for Ganesh idols this year.On July 11, the government restricted the height to four feet for Sarvajanik idols and household purpose restricted to two feet.
Then Maharashtra Pollution Control Board said that it is just a guideline, not a restriction. Some people alleged the violation and said that this is a guideline in light of the coronavirus ain order to avoid the large gatherings and it is also requested to all the manuals to follow it but it is not a mandate, but from the year 2021 this will become a law which will be followed by every person in the state as said by an officer of MPCB Sanjay Bhuskute.
By keeping in mind these situations the umbrellas body has appointed certain task forces of volunteers to ensure the safety of people from the pandemic. There will be a lot of security like task force will be present there and around 500 volunteers will spread across 24 wards. 2,500 masks will be provided by BSGSS and 1,500 to the Mumbai police officers. The whole occasion will take place under the surveillance of Central pollution Control Board guidelines. One of the officers said that we cannot be 1hundread percent sure for these guidelines will be followed during Maghi Ganesh Chaturthi which comes in February.
The occasion which will take place in February 2021 has been postponed due to the pandemic.