Devghat to get electric crematorium

CHITWAN: Devghat, the famous pilgrimage site of the country, would soon have an electric crematorium.

The crematorium would be made on four kattha (1,352.52 metre square) of land.

“The project was started on the initiative of the Devghat Area Development Committee (DADC). A detailed study of the project has been completed by the Ministry of Urban Development,” said the DADC Chairperson Tanka Nath Poudel.

The construction work will start after receiving the detailed report in 15 days, he said.

The Ministry has set aside Rs 5 million, and the Bharatpur Metropolitan City has allocated Rs 2 million for the project of approximately Rs 70 million.

“Introduction of this modern cremation machine will save cost of cremating a human dead body and control deforestation,” said Poudel. It costs more than Rs 3,000 to cremate a human dead body.

The Devghat-based cremation site receives approximately 24 human dead bodies from various districts like Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Tanahun on a daily basis.