Whereas life is changing into costlier attributable to inflation, now loss of life has additionally turn into costlier in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Households coming to carry out the final rites of their family members at Baikunth Dham and Gulala Ghat complain that wooden for pyres is being bought at Rs 650-700 per quintal as in opposition to Rs 550 fastened by the Lucknow Municipal Company (LMC). The contractor promoting wooden for the pyre is demanding Rs 2,520 for 3.6 quintals of wooden wanted for the final rites, whereas on the price of Rs 550 per quintal displayed on the board, it needs to be round Rs 2,000.
These questioning the excessive price of wooden are sternly requested to go to electrical crematoriums. Pandit Narendra Mishra, who performs the obligation of MahaBrahmin at Baikunth Dham, says 3-4 quintals of wooden is required for every pyre. Attributable to enhance within the worth of wooden available in the market, the contractors have additionally elevated the worth. Labor and transportation additionally need to be paid for.
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