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The photo is of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. The body was cremated at the Phaphamau Ghat here on the banks of the Ganges River on Sunday.
The Center has intervened in the matter after hundreds of bodies were found along the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The central government has asked the two states to stop the flow of bodies in the Ganges and its tributaries. Also, pay attention to cremation of dead bodies in a safe and dignified manner.
Several corpses were seen along the banks of these rivers after an increase in cases of coronovirus. In the review meeting held on 15 and 16 May, the Center said that it has recently been reported that bodies and unburnt corpses have flowed into the Ganga and its tributaries. This is very wrong and dangerous.
CPCB Monitoring Responsibility
According to the Water Power Ministry, the state’s pollution control boards have been instructed to monitor water quality multiple times with the help of health departments. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring-advanced analysis of the entire matter and guiding the State Pollution Control Boards.
According to the ministry, help should be prioritized for cremation. There needs to be an effective implementation of government orders. The ministry said that there should be no waste of time in this work.
After the news of Bhaskar, the UP government imposed a ban
The action was taken by the Uttar Pradesh government after the news of ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ of large bodies found in the Ganges and burial of dead bodies along the ghats. Dainik Bhaskar published a ground report from 27 districts along the Ganges in UP. Within a few hours, the government prohibited the flow of dead bodies in rivers in all districts.
The state government issued an order to increase petroling at the edges. The responsibility of patrolling is given to the Water Police of SDRF and PAC. Its teams are continuously monitoring for 24 hours in all the districts. These teams are patrolling by boat in the banks of the ghats and in the rivers.
5 thousand rupees for funeral
The UP government has sanctioned 5 thousand rupees per person for the funeral of economically weaker people at the Nagar Panchayat, Municipality, Municipal Corporation and Gram Panchayat level. No fee will be charged from the family of the deceased.