The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has decided to write to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) asking it to put up a up fence along the bridge over Kuakhai river on the outskirts of the city.
The Kuakhai gets polluted during Durga Puja every year with organizers taking the idols there for immersion. Despite the pollution board asking the authorities concerned to dig up temporary ponds for immersion last year, many organizers went ahead and immersed the idols into the river. This was brought to the notice of the pollution board by green activists.
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