‘NO RESPONSE FROM GRAM PANCHAYAT OFFICIALS’
The Ganesh Ghat lake at Milapnagar is part of the 27 villages that were earlier under the rule of the gram panchayat. It is now under KDMC’s jurisdiction.
Earlier, Jyoti Iyer, a resident of Dombivli, had complained about the ill-maintained lake to the civic officials and had demanded not to give permission to immerse huge idols in this pond.
But, she did not get any response from the gram panchayat officials.
“Earlier, the gram panchayat used to clean the pond a month before Ganpati festival. The clean-up was only once a year. Floral waste and broken parts of the idols have made the water unclean and have spread diseases,” Jyoti Iyer
A student from KJ Somaiya College’s department of environmental science collects the water sample from the Ganesh Ghat lake for testing.