Yes. After the immersion of Ganpati idols, the sea becomes polluted due to Plaster of Paris (POP), which is used in the making of most idols.
Yes. Waste disposal after the immersion of idols becomes an issue as large amounts of POP are used in the making of Ganesha idols.
No. It is quite difficult to make large idols using eco-friendly material, besides the maintenance of the idol also becomes difficult.
The use of POP pollutes the environment, but it also very difficult to make giant idols with only eco-friendly material.
No. It is just a 11-day festival and the government should understand the religious sentiments of the people in the state.