|India launches 'Green Crackers' in its bid to curb air pollution|
India launches 'Green Crackers' in its bid to curb air pollution
The Government launched green firecrackers: In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched eco-friendly green firecrackers, which have been manufactured in India and are available in the markets for sellers and consumers.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan announced in a Press Conference in New Delhi,that Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) labs have been successful in developing various environment-friendly fireworks such as sound emitting crackers, flowerpots, pencils, chakkar and sparklers.
Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “I am very happy that on the one hand we would be using eco-friendly crackers this Deepawali, and, on the other hand our traditional festival celebrations with lights and fire crackers shall remain intact. Millions of homes which are dependent on sale and manufacture of fireworks will also rejoice this festival, thanks to our scientists!”
The Minister also lauded the efforts made by CSIR in developing these green crackers and informed that nearly 165 fireworks manufacturers have been roped in and around 65 more manufacturers are in the process of coming on board.
He also informed that a green logo as well as a Quick Response (QR) coding system has been developed for differentiation of green crackers from conventional crackers.