- Organisers will have to seek prior approval of the government to use amittu and kuzhiminnal
- The size of fireworks items must be below eight inches
- The pooram committees holds a licence to store 2000 kilogramme explosives
Here's a good news for Thrissur Pooram enthusiasts, an official meeting convened by ministers V S Sunil Kumar and A C Moideen decided to give sanction to for famed fireworks display of the festival under strict safety parameters. The meeting decided to conduct fireworks as in the last year, but strictly abiding by the Central laws for ensuring security and safety.
The crackers will have to be made free of hazardous chemicals like potassium chlorate. Less potent chemicals will have to be chosen for making crackers.
Organisers will have to seek prior approval of the government to use amittu and kuzhiminnal, considering their hazardous nature and the high level of noise they generate. The size of fireworks items must be below eight inches while the Devaswoms were earlier using crackers ranging from 16 to 24 inches. The officials of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) will conduct tests at the Fireworks Research and Development Laboratory at Sivakasi, on the size of the ingredients and size of firework items.
The pooram committees of Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms holds a licence to store 2000 kilogramme explosives.
The Devaswoms will have to obtain a written undertaking on items that can be used for the display. Police will take samples of fireworks that would be used and send them for tests at Chemical Examination Laboratory at Kakkanad. Officials from PESO will be present at the laboratory to monitor the tests.
The area of fireworks will be protected with barricades, and special safety jackets would be provided to those handling crackers. An automated system will be installed near storehouse for security purpose in case of any eventuality. High volume long range (HVLR) fire hydrants would be installed at the storage house and finishing points of the fireworks display.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:57 PM IST