In the wake of the panchayat elections scheduled for next month, a visit to a village in South 24-Parganas will acquaint one with the picture of neglect. "If we boycott the vote, can we get electricity and a crematorium next year?' asked Mr Uttam Munda, who lives in Kumarpukur village under Kheyada I gram panchayat. Nearly 150 families have been living in the village without electricity for the last 20 years.

An Australian cemetery has unveiled plans to take the carbon out of cremations by offering new green funerals to help combat global warming.

cng crematoriums: Delhi recently opened four crematoriums powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), the fuel mandated for public transport in the capital, to curb air pollution. Two crematoriums are

COIMBATORE: K. Gopal Memorial Trust, one of the three charitable trusts of the C.R.I. Pumps, has constructed a biomass gasifier crematorium at Saravanampatti on the city's northern border.

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Constructed at Rs.2.20 crore to mark the 30 {+t} {+h} death anniversary of the company's founder K. Gopal, the crematorium is powered by renewable energy.

Local pollution linked to birth defects