Firewood shortage for corona deaths cremations in Telangana: TSFDC that came forward Firewood free supply for cremations
TSFDC expresses generosity towards Corona deaths: Firewood free supply for cremation
Forest Corporation decides to provide firewood for the corona cremation
Attempt to provide approximately one thousand tons of timber to cemeteries free of charge
The Telangana Forest Development Corporation has decided to provide its share of humanitarian assistance in the wake of the Corona disaster. The Forest Corporation has reacted in the wake of news that there is a severe shortage of firewood for corona cremation in cemeteries, with a high number of recorded deaths.
Vanteru Pratap Reddy, chairman of the Forest Development Corporation, announced that they would supply about 1,000 tonnes of timber in their area free of cost. Large-scale plantation is carried out every year under the auspices of the Forest Corporation. The timber is procured by the paper mills from the corporation. The FDC announced that the remaining 1,000 tonnes of timber would be supplied to nearby municipal cemeteries, including Hyderabad, for cremation.
The decision was taken in the wake of the high number of deaths and at the same time the news that there was not enough timber available for cemeteries. Pratap Reddy said that with the increase in timber prices becoming a burden on the poor, they have come forward to provide timber worth Rs 20 lakh free of cost with the idea of helping from a humanitarian standpoint.
GHMC in Hyderabad will make arrangements to supply timber in coordination with local municipal authorities in other towns, said the corporation’s Vice Chairman and Managing Director Dr. G. Chandrasekhara Reddy said. He said 3,500 tonnes of timber was available in Rangareddy division, 4,000 tonnes in Khammam-Sattupalli-Aswaraupeta-Bhadrachalam divisions, 860 tonnes in Manchiryala-Kagaznagar and 200 tonnes in Warangal division.
Dr GCS Reddy said the poor who do not have access to the timber needed for the funeral can contact local municipal officials. He said local lorry owners’ associations have also come forward to move the timber.