Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 12: Saryu Roy was informed that with the huge number of dead bodies being cremated at the Bhuinyadih Swarnrekha Burning Ghat, the materials used in performing last rites were being thrown into the waters of Swarnrekha River thereby adding to the pollution and spread of COVID virus fear.
Taking an initiative to nullify the twin threats, Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy has written to the DDC, East Singhbhum, recommending the installation of a Smart Garbage Decomposition Machine (SGDM) with thermal and magnetic functions. The machine, a first in Jharkhand, will be provided from Roy’s legislative fund and is estimated to cost between Rs 18 and 20 lakh.
The number of dead bodies whose funeral rites are being performed at the Swarnrekha crematorium is quite high. Once the bodies are cremated, the materials used for the rites are left as waste and are mostly dumped in the river. With the installation of the SGDM machine, the remnants of things used for performing the last rites would be put in the machine and be disposed safely. As such, the legislator wishes to hand the machine to JNAC for installation at Swarnrekha Burning Ghat which will see to its proper functioning and maintenance.