Mumbai Ganesh mandals want plastic ban relaxed to use thermocol and sheets

Three days after Maharashtra government imposed a ban on various types of plastic products in the state, the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshostsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella organisation of Ganesh mandals in the city, wrote to the state environment minister asking him to relax the ban on thermocol, or polystyrene foam, and plastic sheets used to cover idols.

State environment minister Ramdas Kadam said that he has asked these organisations to approach the empowered committee.