In a city that sees rising pollution levels every year, officials estimate that CNG cremations cause significantly less pollution and are cheaper.

While earlier it was only paddy stubble burning that had Punjab officials on its toes after harvesting in October-November, now the trend to burn wheat stubble is catching up among farmers.

NAGPUR: Nagpur Municipal Corporation is offering eco-friendly options for cremation of bodies at four crematoriums in the city.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upgrade cemeteries across the city.

“Cow dung cakes are more environment-friendly. Secondly, there is a religious angle. Some people consider it holy to cremate in cow dung cakes. We have given them an option.

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.

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