Last rites using Diesel crematorium could be cheaper at Rs 750

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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 has commenced work of fixing a diesel operated crematorium. The work on the same began today.

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. Sources say the cost would be Rs. 750 only. 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 2500-3000 in total.

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