The Madurai corporation has roped in a few associations to bear the cost of cremations at the Thathaneri and Moolakarai crematoriums to help financially deprived families cremate relatives who die of Covid-19, said minister for commercial taxes G Moorthy on Thursday. Talking to newsmen, Moorthy said the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce, Sivaganga District Brick Manufacturers Association and Junior Chamber International-Madurai will bear the cost of operations in the two facilities for a month from Thursday. Madurai Corporation has fixed Rs 1,350 as fee to cremate a body. People can call the corporation’s complaint number 842842500 if they face any issues at the crematoriums. The civic body came up with the idea of sponsorship as there were complaints of overcharging at Thathaneri crematorium

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