Following celebrations of one of the biggest festival of North India, ‘DIWALI’, newspapers, social media etc are full of concerns regarding the rising air pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas. Earlier, Supreme Court of India had directed for sale of green crackers this Diwali season in Delhi NCR region.
So basically, what are green crackers?
Why there is so much fuss about Green Crackers?
Lets discuss in brief-
Though Green Crackers are not absolutely pollution free, but have substantially less emission levels and decibel standards than the conventional ones. Few formulations even produce water molecules that dissolve dust & emissions resulting in reduced particulate matter. Scientists at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed formulations of green crackers.
Green Crackers are also believed to have reduced emission levels of oxides of Sulphur and nitrogen.