Everest Bank has installed energy efficient and eco-friendly cremation system at Shantighat, Pokhara on July 4. The machine has heat recovery system and reflector to utilise waste heat and minimise cremation duration; this will save more than 250 kgs of wood per cremation which will control deforestation. The system will help control pollution as the smoke is passed through wet scrubber to remove hazardous air pollutants and toxins before releasing into the atmosphere.
The machine was handed over to Man Bahadur Gurung, Mayor of Pokhara in the presence of Prithivi Subba Gurung, Chief Minister, Deputy Mayor and all the ward heads of Pokhara Metropolitan. The handing over was done by Dr. Bal Gopal Badhya, Director and Chairperson of EBL CSR Committee; Dr. Ganesh Gurung, EBL CSR Committee Member and Rajeev Jain, Deputy General Manager of Everest Bank.