Requiring Governmental Help in Funeral Cremation/Burial/Rites of a Deceased Person
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Birth and death are essential components of a life cycle. After death, funeral procession/cremation/burial of a deceased person is also an essential component of a life cycle. In past, performing funeral procession/ cremation/burial of any person was a simple thing. But it is no more now. In cities, people have lot of money. But when someone dies in their family, family members of a deceased person get confused and shocked. They find it difficult to discharge the funeral procession/ cremation/burial smoothly. If family is very small consisting of only two or three persons then problem becomes more acute. If a body is to be transported from hospital to home or from one town to another town then problem becomes worse. This is the state of affairs of a well off family living in a city.
The situation is far worse in case of a family which is poor and has no cash in hand to perform the funeral procession/ cremation/burial. Their immediate problem is to collect the money from neighbors to discharge the funeral procession/ cremation/burial. The cost of funeral procession/ cremation/burial with basic rites varies from Four Thousand Rupees to Ten Thousand Rupees depending upon religion of a deceased person. Even a poorest family also wants to perform some religious rites after the death of their family member. Religious sentiments of every family need to be respected.
To sum up, the death of a person is a shocking and terrifying incidence in case of any family, whether rich or poor, whether rural or civil, and whether educated or illiterate. To discharge the funeral procession/ cremation/burial smoothly is a big problem for every family irrespective of their economic and social status.
My solution to this problem is that Central Government of India should assume the total responsibility of a funeral procession/ cremation/burial of every citizen of India after his/her death. I expect the Government of India to pass a bill to that effect in Parliament and assume the full and complete responsibility of a funeral procession/ cremation/burial of every Indian citizen after his/her death. This responsibility includes:
(a) Arrange for the transportation of a dead body to the desired place of funeral cremation/burial,
(b) Arrange for the labor force to discharge the funeral procession/ cremation/burial,
(c) Arrange for the expenses for funeral procession/ cremation/burial, and
(d) Discharge everything with full honor and dignity and as per religion of a deceased person and also as per wishes of family members of a deceased person.
Every year about one crore deaths occur in India. Exact figure is 9.7966 million. Assuming the cost of funeral procession/rites of a single deceased person to be Ten Thousand Rupees, the total annual expenditure for this scheme turns out to be Ten Thousand Crore Rupees. The annual income of Central Government is more than 21 lakh crore rupees. Thus the annual cost of this scheme is less than 0.5% of annual income of Government of India.
Government of India has no dearth of money. In recently sanctioned 7th pay commission, Government of India will spend almost One Lakh Crore Rupees of additional money every year to pay for the pay-hike of Central Government employees.
Let us put enough pressure on Government of India so that it happily accepts the responsibility of funeral procession/ cremation/burial and related rites of every Indian citizen after his/her death.
Dear Friends, I look forward for your cooperation in this matter.
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Question No. 1: People are performing the funeral procession/ cremation/burial of the deceased persons without taking the help of Government since thousands of years. Then why Government should be invited now to interfere in this matter?
Answer: With the passage of time, the social fabric changes. People in India are now less cooperative than before. It is a common scene now on a road that a fatal accident has occurred, victims are requesting for help, and people gathered are busy taking selfies with victims or just shooting it on mobile. Given this changed attitude of people, Government of India must interfere and assume the full responsibility of funeral procession/ cremation/burial of every citizen of India after his/her death.
Question No. 2: How much this will cost to Government of India?
Answer: In India, currently, the number of deaths every year are about one crore (more accurate figure is 97 lakhs). The cost of funeral procession/ cremation/burial is about Ten Thousand Rupees only. Thus this scheme will cost the Government of India about Ten Thousand Crore Rupees every year. This is a minor amount compared to astronomical turnover of Government of India.
Question No. 3: Can Government of India afford this additional expenditure?
Answer: In 2017 Annual Budget, the income of Government of India was more than 21 lakh crore rupees. Here, the amount involved is Rs. 10,000 crore which represents less than one half percent (0.5%) of the annual income of Government of India. Certainly a manageable amount. Therefore, Government of India cannot refuse the acceptance of this responsibility on the grounds of shortage of funds.
Question No. 4: How the figure of one crore deaths per year (in India) is computed?
Answer: The figure of one crore deaths every year in India is computed as follows:
Death rate in India is 7.3 per 1000.
Population of India is 1.342 billion.
Thus total number of deaths per year in India D/Y are:
D/Y = 7.3 x 1.342 billion / 1000 = 9.7966 million = 1 crore (almost)
Question No. 5: Any website or facebook created for this movement.
Answer: Yes. Facebook is available for this movement. Its URL is as follows:
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