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How much pollution did the Mahayagya event to curb pollution create?


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Such strange events make us think that are we still living in the 21st century? Nearly 350 Brahmins from Varanasi gathered at the Bhainsali ground of Meerut city to begin a nine-day-long ‘Mahayagya’ in which they burnt 500 quintals of mango wood to “reduce pollution”.


This strange event was organized by members of Shri Ayutchandi Mahayagya Samiti. They set up 108 hawan kunds (fire pits) in the area of 125x125 square feet yagyashala (where priests sit to perform rituals).


As the nine-day 'mahayagya' event progressed, it is estimated that around 50,000 kg of mango wood used in this event that generated approx 20,150 kg carbon dioxide, 1,875 kg carbon monoxide and 100 kg particulate matter which were released into the air. 


Meanwhile, The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) refused to intervene in the matter as “it is related to a particular religion”, and said there is no policy under which a probe can be issued in the matter.


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