The Banks Of Ganga To Go Eco-Friendly, ‘Green Crematoriums’ To Be Set Up In Villages
The Banks Of Ganga To Go Eco-Friendly, ‘Green Crematoriums’ To Be Set Up In Villages.
In a bid to use less wood and protect the Ganga and other rivers from pollution, ‘green crematoriums’ will soon be set up along the river at Rishikesh, Haridwar, Uttarkashi, and Gangotri.
Branded as Ganga grams under the Namami Gange project, this ‘ecologically-responsible cremation’ will safeguard the environment by putting in best practices during cremations.
Due to this, the city has been experiencing the difficult problems of air and water pollution.
What will change?
wn.com Also, the crematoriums will create a ‘pyre oven’ that besides using less wood, would generate enough heat on its own to burn a corpse.
The pyre will direct maximum heat to those parts of the body that take longer to burn, such as the head and the waist.
Saving the Ganga Zero cremations in the open would ensure that no ash and no carbon emissions are dumped into the river that ends up getting polluted in the normal course.
In Uttarakhand, the project will be spearheaded by Parmarth Niketan, the largest ashram in Rishikesh.
With inputs from TOI