Varanasi: In Varanasi, dead animals will no longer be seen thrown in public places, nor will there be a foul smell of their rotting. For this, the Yogi government is making special arrangements. Now cremation of animals will also be possible in Kashi, the land of salvation. For this, like humans, now a crematorium for animals is being built in Varanasi. This will be the first electric animal crematorium in Uttar Pradesh, which will be ready by next month. The cost of this electric animal crematorium being built in Cholapur block area is Rs 2.24 crore.
Till now there was no arrangement for disposal of dead animals
Varanasi, which is fast emerging on the map of world tourism, is also being rejuvenated at a rapid pace. Keeping the antiquity, Kashi is developing rapidly keeping pace with the modernity. The business of animal husbandry has also increased rapidly in Varanasi, but after the death of animals, there was no system for their disposal. The cattle owners either dumped them in a field on the roadside or secretly immersed them in the Ganges, causing foul smell as well as pollution, as well as fighting for throwing dead animals. Now the Yogi government is constructing an electric animal crematorium for the disposal of animals in Jalhupur village of Chiraigaon block of Varanasi.
Cremation of 10-12 animals can be done in a day
Additional Chief Officer, District Panchayat, Anil Kumar Singh informed that an electric animal crematorium is being built on 0.1180 hectares of land at a cost of 2.24 crores. This crematorium will run on electricity. It is also proposed to make it based on solar energy and gas as per the requirement in future. The electric crematorium has a disposal capacity of around 400 kg per hour. In such a situation, one animal can be disposed of in an hour and 10 to 12 animals can be disposed of in a day.
Manure will be made from the ashes left after disposal
According to the official, the ash left after disposal can be used in compost. Animal owners and farmers will have to pay the fees for disposal and fertilizer or whether this service will be free, the decision of the meeting of the District Panchayat Board will be decided soon. The Zilla Panchayat will also buy animal catchers to lift the dead animals.
Five and a half lakh animals in Varanasi
Chief Veterinary Officer Rajesh Kumar Singh said that there are about 5 lakh 50 thousand animals in the district. With the creation of modern electric crematoriums, people will no longer throw animals in the open.
Kashi’s image was getting tarnished at the international level
The tourism industry of Varanasi, the capital of spirituality, religion and culture, is growing rapidly. The earlier governments did not make any arrangement for animal shelter and disposal after their death, due to which there was a risk of foul smell and pollution due to stoppage of water flow and throwing animals in the open, due to which Kashi became popular among the tourists of the country and abroad. Its image was tarnished internationally.