Just a few days before Diwali, the central government has launched, what is called ‘Green Firecrackers‘. The government claims that pollution from green firecrackers will be almost 30 percent less than the normal crackers in Delhi.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Science and Technology Minister, has said that this time during the Diwali festival, green firecrackers which reduce pollution will be available in the market on a large scale.
What are Green Crackers
Experts tell that crackers cannot be made completely pollution-free, but scientists of CSIR i.e. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research have prepared such a formula for firecrackers that can be placed under the category of Green Firecrackers.
The government claims that these firecrackers have the ability to absorb dust. Also, the emission level of these firecrackers is also very low.
NEERI and CSIR created a new standard of green firecrackers by examining the barium nitrate levels used in firecrackers. Barium nitrate use was reduced from 30 percent to 90 percent in green firecrackers. In some firecrackers, it was not used at all.
How To Identify a Green Firecracker.
A green logo and QR code of NEERI is given to identify green crackers from normal firecrackers. At the same time, through the barcode, you can scan and find out where these crackers are made, who is the manufacturer, what is the chemical in the crackers, you will get complete information about all this.
How Much Will They Cost?
According to the news published in the Times of India, green firecrackers are more expensive than the commonly found crackers.
Usually, a pack of sparklers (with 10 pieces) costs 200 rupees. But this time, on the occasion of Diwali, the price of a green firecracker in Old Delhi is Rs 400.
A 10-piece box of Chakri found under green firecrackers is available for Rs 550. At the same time, it usually costs 250 rupees.
So what do you think? will you be switching to Green Firecrackers this Diwali? Do share your views with us on this.