'If you have never planted even a single tree in your entire life, you don't have a right to cut a tree for cremation. It's like spending money without earning it', explains 52-year-old Vijay Limaye from Nagpur who is asking people to replace wood logs with briquettes made from agricultural waste for cremation. 10 years ago, Mr Limaye from Nagpur, decided to find an alternative to wooden logs used in cremation. Here's how he replaced wooden logs with an eco-friendly alternative to protect the environment and saves at least 1,000 trees from felling every month.
"We also realised that collecting cow dung and preparing dung cakes was a task during the rainy season. In the long run, we would not be able to meet the demand", said Mr Limaye.