The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has recently introduced eco-friendly way of cremating bodies,at four more crematoriums in the city.
These crematoriums use briquettes made of farm waste and agricultural residues in place of wooden logs. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in association with a city-basedNGO-Eco Friendly Living Foundation- run by Vijay Limaye, had launched this project on a pilot basis three years back at one of the crematoriums in the city.
As per information, it has now been implemented in four other crematoriums. The initiative named ‘Mokshakashtha’ has won praise from various quarters, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had lauded Limaye’s efforts.
As per information, around 350 kgs of wood is required to cremate a single body, whereas it takes only 250 kgs of eco-friendly blocks to do that.
At present, around 250 bodies are being cremated in a month at the city’s crematoriums using eco friendly material adding that around 20 tonnes of briquettes are stored in each crematorium.
This concept can be beneficial to farmers across India and is a good business opportunity for people residing in villages.