Chennai, Dec 18 (BPNS)
While the mobile electric crematoriums are common in other states of India, Tamil Nadu did not have one. Now, the Erode Central Rotary Club has pitched in with a mobile electric crematorium to reduce the cost of cremating the dead.
V.K. Rajamanikyam, Secretary of Athma Trust functioning under the Erode Central Rotary club while speaking to media persons said ,” The cost of electric crematorium in Erode was high and people had to shell out Rs 15000 for cremating the body of a loved one. This include Rs 3500 as crematorium fee and it will be increased to Rs 4500 from this month onwards. This led us in search of a mobile electric crematorium and it has commenced functioning.”
He said that the total charges for a cremation in a mobile electric crematorium will be Rs 7500 just half one has to shell out at a regular electric crematorium in Erode.
The components of the electric crematorium were bought from Kerala including an ambulance and other equipment including cremator and generator and it cost the club around Rs 25 lakh rupees.
The Athma trust is planning to operate new mobile crematoriums across the state with the support of the state government.
R. Veluswamy, local political leader and a social worker of Erode while speaking to BPNS said, “ This is a welcome move and it has reduced the cost of cremation by half. The Rotary Club of Erode is doing a yeoman service and we are all happy at the development.”