Priti Narayan

They were installed at a cost of Rs. 8.2 lakh each in 2002-03

Flood-hit people of north Bihar now opt to cremate bodies with cow dung cakes Hard hit after floods for three-four months every year people of north Bihar have devised a novel way to cremate bodies. And, this local innovation is not only catching up fast among them but has also got social acceptance.

Kumar Manish TNN

Ahmedabad: The number of ecoconscious people is growing steadily. This is highlighted by the fact that more people are opting for electric and CNG cremation for dear ones. According to Birth & Death Control Department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there has been a jump in number of families which are voluntarily opting for environment friendly funerals.

By A. S. Jamwal

JOWAI: A crematorium, designed by Kambel Chullai and constructed by the Sein Raij Jowai was inaugurated here on Thursday at Mookhein, Dulong Pohhali, Jowai by the Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya, Ranjan Chatterjee.

United Nations figures show close to 10 million people die a year in India, where 85 percent of the billion-plus population are Hindus who practice cremation, mostly using wooden pyres that release huge amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Pune, November 04 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), while admitting to its shortcomings, has trained guns on the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for not sharing the responsibility for the accident that killed seven at the biomedical waste disposal plant in Kailash crematorium on September 11.

Sanjib Chakraborty
KOLKATA, July 28: It's been three months since the electric furnace for the crematorium ground of Madhyamgram municipality has been completed, but one detail has kept it from being inaugurated and put to use.
An unclaimed body is required for the trial run of the furnace, located at Sajirhat near Madhyamgram in North 24-Parganas, but there has not been one body available for this purpose.
Local residents as well as people from the outside area have been going to Kolkata, even to Basirhat, to cremate bodies.

K. Manikandan

Wood gas-fired crematoriums have several advantages

New facility: A wood gas-fired crematorium under construction in Chitlapakkam town panchayat.

TAMBARAM: Wood gas-fired crematoriums have the become the convenient choice for administrators of urban local bodies and the Department of Municipal Administration and Water Supply to replace conventional cremation methods, owing to the comparatively lesser costs incurred for burning of bodies.

A CNG crematorium for pets will come up at Karawal Nagar in north-east Delhi on a oneacre plot, housing a dog hospital.

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