VARANASI: Varanasi is set to become the first city in UP to use cow dung cakes for cremation despite opposition from a section of wood-sellers.

LPG-fired facility in Tirupati also has halls for last rites, memorial meetings

RISHIKESH: In a first of its kind initiative, 'green' crematoriums are planned to be built in villages along the Ganga (which have been branded as Ganga grams under the Namami Gange project).

AGRA: Following the Supreme Court's direction to reduce pollution near Taj Mahal, the Agra authorities have finalized a plan to promote electric crematorium, besides installing a 'green' system to

Bhubaneswar: The electric chimney installed at Swargadwar in Puri has become defunct, increasing pollution at the sought-after crematorium.

Jaipur: Taking cognizance of environment degradation and depleting green cover, it's been almost one year that Rajasthan High Court suggested Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) to set up an electri

Giving a major fillip to its Ganga rejuvenation efforts, the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) - a central body to implement the government's Namami Gange scheme - has approved projects

Government is promoting environment -friendly alternatives for cremantion as burning of corpses in traditional ways causes air and other pollution, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Gurgaon: A CNG crematorium built in DLF Phase III at a cost of Rs 85 lakh in May 2012 has been lying unused even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Union environment minis

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Union environment ministry and the Delhi government to initiate programmes to provide alternative modes of cremation of human remains, saying the tradit

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