delhi-air-cremation.jpgMy newsfeeds from India inform me the health committee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation gave its go-ahead to set up new three CNG crematoriums, which are likely to cost the corporation approximately Rs 2 crore each. Cremation is, as you may know, well established in India. The problem is the way it's traditionally done; open wood fired and outdoors.

The crematoriums will be located in Green Park, Dwarka sector 24 and Subhash Nagar because these are high population density areas, said SDMC Mayor Shyam Sharma.

“We also want to discourage people from cremating bodies around the Yamuna,” said Sharma. He said several government programmes are already in place to improve water quality of the Yamuna, and the SDMC is doing its part in this process.

The CNG for these crematoriums will be procured from plants closest to the area.

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