By Using Agro-Waste to Cremate Bodies, This Indian Man Has Saved 35,000 Trees

A TRACTOR-TROLLY MOUNTED MACHINE AT A FARM CRUSHING THE CROP RESIDUE NEAR THE CENTRAL INDIAN CITY OF NAGPUR. CRUSHED CROP RESIDUE FROM THE FARM IS TRANSPORTED TO THE UNIT WHERE BRIQUETTES ARE MANUFACTURED. PHOTO BY SANGEETA MAHAJAN.
A MUNICIPAL WORKER EMPTIES A SACK OF AGRO-WASTE OVER A BODY LAID ON A LAYER OF BRIQUETTES AT THE FUNERAL PYRE AT ONE OF THE CREMATORIUMS IN CENTRAL INDIA’S NAGPUR CITY. PHOTO BY SANGEETA MAHAJAN.
STOCK OF WOOD AT A CREMATORIUM IN THE CENTRAL INDIAN CITY OF NAGPUR. ONE BODY BURNT USING AGRO WASTE SAVES TWO ADULT TREES, APPROXIMATELY 250–300 KGS WOOD. PHOTO BY SANGEETA MAHAJAN.

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Journalist, researcher, photographer

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