What are green crackers? Expect more light, less noise and pollution this Diwali
First Published 8, Nov 2020, 2:42 PM
The green crackers developed by the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) include flower pots, pencils, sparkles, and chakkar. No doubt that green crackers are environment-friendly and are developed to reduce air pollution that causes health hazards.
While permitting the use of firecrackers for celebration purposes, many state governments ruled out complete ban and said the use of green crackers are allowed and no dangerous, high polluting crackers can be burst.
As the name suggests, green crackers are said to be less harmful as compared to the conventional firecrackers. They do not contain harmful chemicals which means that less pollution emission resulting in reduced air pollution.
Green crackers have a small shell size compared to traditional crackers. Green crackers don't contain banned chemicals such as lithium, arsenic, barium and lead. They are called Safe Water Releaser (SWAS), Safe Thermite Cracker (STAR) and Safe Minimal Aluminium (SAFAL) crackers.
Green crackers release water vapour and don't allow the dust particles to rise. They are designed to have 30% less particulate matter pollution.
The green crackers developed by the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) include flower pots, pencils, sparkles, and chakkar.
During the Diwali festival, burning normal or traditional crackers can raise the level of hazardous gases, particulate matter, and various pollutants in the air leading to air pollution. Noise pollution also intensifies during this period.
Fireworks is a device which contains gunpowder and other combustible chemicals which causes striking effects and when ignited they explode.