Disposal percentages

Doongerwadi remained the disposal of choice by 90% of Bombay Parsis. Ten percent opted for cremation in the last year. Of the 720 deaths recorded with the Bombay Parsi Punchayet and the Worli Prayer Hall (WPH) in 2018, 647 were consigned to the Towers of Silence, while 73 were cremated. The declining population of the community is reflected in the falling death rates. The number of bodies consigned to the Towers of Silence over the past three years declined from 677 in 2016, to 676 in 2017, to 647 in 2018. For the WPH, the total figures are 97 (2016), 77......

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