Burning ambition to save the planet

Environmentally-friendly cremation system tackles impact of Indian funerals.

    About 10 million open-air wood-fired cremations are performed every year across India, inflicting a high environmental price through carbon dioxide emissions and the cutting down of trees to fuel the fires.

    Vinod Kumar Agarwal says he has found a green solution for disposing of the country's dead.

    His innovation cuts wood consumption by 80 per cent, but many traditional Hindus remain suspicious of the Mokshda cremation system.

    Tarek Bazley reports from Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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