Tripura government says no to physical donation in Durga Puja 2020, aimed to restrict community transmission of deadly COVID-19. The Tripura government announces that no Durga Puja organising committee is allowed to collect Chanda physically apart from online. There would also be a strict night curfew during the Durga Puja this year. Night curfew will be strictly imposed in Tripura during the whole festive season aimed COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb earlier held a meeting with various Durga Puja organising committees and formed some guidelines. Accordingly, the Durga Puja organisers cannot visit any household seeking donations and they have to collect through the various online transaction platforms only.
The government further notified that the maximum height of the Durga idol cannot exceed more than 10 feet. The puja committees cannot allow narrow entry and exit points and the pandals should be made in such a way that the idol can be seen from a distance.
Thermal screening should be arranged in front of the pandals and if necessary, a large TV or LED screening should be arranged so that people can see the idol from a distance.
Arrangements of Puja feast, prize distribution should be stopped and not more than 30 people should go for idol immersion.