Bangalore, May 14 UNI | 2 months ago

Since Karnataka is facing severe energy shortage, there is no need for setting up an electric crematorium exclusively to cremate stray animal caracass in the city, an activist today said.

Former legislator and Social Activist N Rajanna condemned Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) proposal in this regard saying that when the State was facing power shortage due to depleting water level in hydroelectric station sites and while thermal power plants were being shut down due to overload, there was no need to waste energy for such purpose.

'The BBMP should drop this idea and bury all dead animal and grow trees in such places, that had been practised for many decades with good effect,' he said.

He said an animal as heavy as 600 kg should not be cremated using electric power. Such burning of caracass would take much more than 600 to 700 degree Celsius of heat in electric crematorium. This will mean that BBMP will spend upto Rs 5000 to burn a body of a dead animal. Is this a good idea?,' he asked.

He also argued that burning animals in crematorium would also worsen the air pollution levels in the city.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)