Rishikesh: In a first of its kind initiative, ‘green’ crematoriums are planned to be built in villages along the Ganga (which have been branded as Ganga grams under the Namami Gange project). These crematoriums which will come up in villages along the river at Rishikesh, Haridwar, Uttarkashi and Gangotri will offer ‘ecologically-responsible cremation’ in which less wood will be utilised besides other safeguards to ensure that the environment and the holy river is not polluted as a result of the cremation process. Sources familiar with the development told TOI that while conventional crematoriums consume upto 600 kg of wood per body, green crematoriums will limit this amount to only 100 kg in…