New Delhi: The carcasses of dead animals on roads and streets will become a thing of the past in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district as the state government is set to open its 1st electric crematorium centre for animals soon.
The dead animals will be brought here & disposed in minutes. Until now, the dead bodies were either thrown on the roads as garbage or left to rot in the fields or secretly immersed in the Ganges. But, from next month, the Parliamentary constituency of PM Modi will see a marked change in the way dead animals are treated when they are dead.
The electric crematorium is set to open next month and will have a capacity of disposing 12 animals per day. The crematorium with a disposal capacity of 400 kg per hour, will cremate about 10-12 animals in a day. This will mark a big shift in containing the pungent smell that arises from carcasses of dead animals, lying on the streets & roads.
Electric crematorium to turn green soon
Moreover, the ashes of the animals will further be taken to the fields as fertilizer. Initially, the crematorium will run on electricity, however, it will see a transition to gas or solar power in subsequent months & year. No decision has been taken yet on whether the facility would be charged or free service will be applicable.
The estimated cost of the crematorium is estimated at Rs 2.24 core and is being built at around 0.1180 hectares of land.
The move comes as a big relief for the cattle owners as they will now have a provision of getting the dead animals disposed in the crematorium and won’t have to drop them at public places as garbage.
According to reports, the Kashi town has an animal population of about 5.5 lakh. With the animal dedicated crematorium coming up soon, people won’t have to throw carcasses in the open.