This year light up your Diwali with Green Cracker

Ministry of Health and Science and Technology and Earth Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched green crackers with 30 percent less emission producing the same level of Light and sound effects of traditional fireworks and are available at the same rate as the previous traditional ones, some of them even cheaper.

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Eco-friendly green crackers have been developed by Scientists at CSIR lab to Curb pollution during festive seasons like Diwali and the same have been approved by the Petroleum and Safety Organisation (PESO).  Components in the firework with others that are “less dangerous” and “less harmful” to the atmosphere.

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“Green Crackers” has been successfully tested by some manufacturers in Sivakasi in Tamil Naidu, a hub for fireworks industries. Recently 230 manufacturers have signed the Memorandum of understanding for using the formulations developed by CSIR Scientists. Of them,165 have gone further and signed have also entered into a non-disclosure agreement.

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The court had passed the order after the Center have suggested that the emission level in the Crackers could be reduced by changing the Chemical Composition level in the Crackers that can create the same level of light and sound as it was in traditional Crackers with affecting the environment.

A green logo as well as quick response (QR) coding have been developed for differentiating of green crackers from conventional crackers. QR code is displayed is a novel feature incorporated on the fire cracker to avoid manufacture and sale of counterfeit product that will help them to track green cracker using smartphones and other devices.  

A helpline has been created for any queries related to emission certificates, QR Codes and formulations. The helpline is available at: +918617770964 and +919049598046, or email at: director@neeri.res.in


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