Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh): Cleaning work at Ram Ki Paidi is underway after over four lakh earthen lamps were lit at the ghat yesterday during 'Deepotsav' event on the occasion of Diwali celebrations.

Ram ki Paidi and surrounding areas are being cleaned by hundreds of staff under the supervision of municipal corporation of Ayodhya. 

The authorities are going the green way to reduce pollution as the oil spilt while lighting the lamps is being taken care of with the help of sand. 

"The lamps continued to light till 1 am here and as soon as the lamps went out, our staff started with the cleaning process. We are cleaning the oil that has been spilt on the floor, by the help of sand," Harish Chandra Singh, municipal commissioner, said.

"Around 800 municipality workers are carrying out the cleaning process here. The cleaning process is being taken out in full swing," he added.

By lighting the earthen lamps, Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh broke its own Guinness World Record for the largest display of oil lamps by lighting a total of 5.5 lakh diyas or earthen lamps in Ayodhya.

"The current government has taken several efforts in Ayodhya and one of them is the cleaning process being carried out after Deepotsav," said a devotee.

In 2018, the UP government had lit 3.51 lakh earthen diyas as part of the grand "Deeptosav" celebration on the occasion of Diwali.

"The largest display of oil lamps was achieved by the department of tourism, the government of Uttar Pradesh and Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Awadh University (both India) during Deepotsav 2019 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India on October 29, 2019," reads the Guinness certificate.

The Guinness World Record termed the event as amazing. 

The government's move to clean up after the record-breaking event was appreciated by the people.