Celebrate Diwali with pomp and show but burst only green crackers

Bhoomi Goyal
Published on: 12 Nov 2023 12:24 PM GMT
Celebrate Diwali with pomp and show but burst only green crackers

Bursting crackers is an essential part of Diwali festivities but in view of the rising pollution it is also important to ensure that only green crackers are burst. We are currently witnessing alarming rise in the air pollution levels in Delhi and other cities in the country.

Green firecrackers emit less smoke and dangerous gases than traditional firecrackers. With this, pollution can be reduced by 40 to 50 percent.

Green crackers are small in size. In these, aluminium, barium, potassium nitrate and carbon are not used or their quantity is very less. Green crackers are like normal crackers in appearance, burning and sound, but they do not emit gases like nitrogen and sulphur. Green firecrackers include sparklers, flower pots, skyshot etc.

Green crackers in India are the invention of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). Now many institutions across the country are making them.

How to recognize whether it is real or fake:

It is easy to identify green crackers by scanning the QR code on their packets.

Special features of green crackers

1. Firecrackers that release water

Green crackers produce water particles after burning, which dissolve the particles of harmful gases released in fireworks. Due to this the dust particles do not rise up. This reduces pollution.

2. Low in aluminum

Compared to normal firecrackers, 50 to 60 percent less aluminum is used. NEERI has named it Safe Minimal Aluminium.

3. Low sulfur and nitrogen

These firecrackers have been called star crackers. Oxidizing agents are used in these, due to which sulfur and nitrogen are released in small quantities after bursting the crackers. For this, special chemicals are added to these firecrackers.

4. Aroma Crackers

Burning these firecrackers will not only produce less harmful gases, but they also emit a pleasant aroma. This means that the enjoyment of fireworks can be doubled.

Bhoomi Goyal

Bhoomi Goyal

English Content Writer in Newstrack from Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Education, Business, Technology, Political, Sports, Lifestyle, Crime and Webstories)

My self Bhoomi Goyal from Jaipur, Rajasthan. I have passed my Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication this year. I worked in Rajasthan Patrika for six months as an intern. I am working here from June 1st. I passed my graduation in BCA from Rajasthan University and master's in journalism and mass communication from Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur.

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