The Electrical Crematorium at Sadashiv Nagar Cremation Ground, Belagavi which is closed since 1998 due to seepage of water will now get a new lease of life as the City corporation plans to repair the same by spending to the tune of Rs.52,99,873.
Rs.35,97,304 have been allocated for Improvements to Electrical Crematorium and Rs.16,99,873 for Providing Concrete to control Seepage Water at Electrical Crematorium.
And this is a second call made for the same as no one made a bid on the first occasion.
The ecologically sound as well as an economical mean of using electric crematorium for funerals is gaining ground in the country. Electric cremation, the best-known alternative to pyres of precious firewood has been finding acceptance among masses. This unconventional way of cremation not only helps in saving resources like wood and kerosene but also offers relatives of the dead the most economical option for funeral. Traditional funeral using pyre requires around 300 kg of firewood, two and half litres of kerosene and 300 cow-dung cakes per dead body, which costs around Rs 1900-2000 in total.
Hope this time the Electrical Crematorium is repaired for the good.