Mangaluru: J R Lobo inaugurates electric crematorium at Boloor


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (JD)

Mangaluru, Apr 5: MLA of Mangaluru south constituency J R Lobo on Tuesday April 5 inaugurated the new electric crematorium at Boloor here.

Mayor of the Mangaluru City Corporation Harinath lit the lamp in the presence of other guests.

Addressing the gathering, J R Lobo said "This is the result of one-and-a-half years of continuous efforts. I congratulate the engineering section of MCC on this.

"This crematorium has been set up at a cost of Rs 20 lac. Still we need to get the permission from the pollution control board. For this we need to install scrubber and high chimney at a cost of Rs 20 lacs. I request the engineers of MCC to complete the installation within a month so that the crematorium can function smoothly as per the requirements of the public," he said.

"It is a good practice to switch to electric cremation in city limits as cremation requires wood and pollution is very high because of this.

"We are taking measures to improve the Nandigudda and Kadri crematories. It recent days there were some issues on making doctor's certificate mandatory to use the crematorium in Nandigudda. But I urge the MCC officials to change the rule and make way for the use of the crematorium with a recommendation letter of the local corporator," he added.

Mayor Harinath pointed on the need to maintain the crematorium in good condition. "Even though this crematorium was inaugurated a few decades ago by the then mayor Sadashiva Bhandary, it was in a very bad condition without any maintenance. Now due to the continuous efforts of the MLA, the crematorium has been upgraded. I urge the staff of the crematorium to take interest in its maintenance."

Corporator Lancelot Pinto said, "I was the corporator when this crematorium was inaugurated. MCC has taken a keen interest to upgrade this. I congratulate all on the occasion."

MCC commissioner Dr H N Gopalkrishna, former mayor Shashidhar Hegde, Congress leaders T K Sudheer and Mohan Mendon were present.

  

Comment on this article

  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 6 2016

    It is very good move. I have question, do this crematorium system have backup power generator?
    If during process of cremation, power fails for hours then??

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  • P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 6 2016


    Maatha sari.

    Yee power cut problem sari malpandey, puna deedu kapuna kiri kiri yereg avuye.

    Ardha pottina puna current bannamutta yeru kapuniye?

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  • shivaprasad PS, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 6 2016

    How Did they Inaugurate ???

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 6 2016

    This is a good method of disposing the dead bodies. Now, Catholics are allowed to be cremated. Unless one wants to build a tomb or preserve the remaining bones in a niche of their relatives, one should go for this method.

    Many of my relatives in Canada have given in writing that they be cremated in this way.

    Slowly and surely, this method will come under service tax in India.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 6 2016

    Congratulations.
    Mangaluru is now Environment friendly ...

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  • Max, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Wed, Apr 6 2016

    Anna, Sadashiva Bhandary was in MCC in 1980's I think, he left for good a decade ago. Does we need to inaugurate this again and again before start functioning? Can this would be done after getting Pollution control board approval & Chimney installation?, There is no water in Mangalore and you guys busy here!!! I have a request to Mangalore public, please don't invite any politicians to any functions or inaugurations, let their quality!!! time to be spend on administration.

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