Bengal becomes a model for pollution control by setting up electric crematoriums on Ganges banks


Bengal is being taken as a model in the field of pollution control by installing electricity operated crematoriums at burning ghats. Most of the burning ghats are on the banks of Ganges or other rivers.  The already tops in executing the clean Ganga mission schemes among the five states through which the Ganges flows.

The municipalities or municipal corporations in the State that maintains towns on the banks of Ganges are discarding cremation process through wood and will sole operate through electricity controlled measures.

The State has already sent names of 10 municipalities for clearance from the Central Government.

West Bengal now has electricity operated crematoriums functioning at Howrah, Nimtala, Maheshtala, Hooghly-Chinsurah and Halishahar, all of which are on the banks of the Ganges.

The crematoriums will be renovated with anti-pollution devices and the numbers of chambers in the crematoriums will also be increased.