Green Crackers
Opinion  /  Published 10.10.19

Green crackers can help curb pollution at Diwali

Sir — Now that Durga Puja is over, the next big festival — Diwali — is being eagerly awaited. It will be celebrated at the end of this month. Fortunately, the government has announced just in ti...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.10.18

Jharkhand district heads to get Diwali note

For the first time this Diwali, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) will give the state police and administration a detailed advisory on firecracker use in the wake of the recent Supreme C...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 28.10.19

What pollution data reveal about Delhi's Diwali

The pollution data on Delhi's toxic Diwali air has thrown up a few confirmations. First, that PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels showed that a couple of days before Diwali, the crackers were out in some nei...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.10.18

Timings for bursting crackers in TN and Pondicherry to change

The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its order fixing a slot of 8pm to 10pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali and said the timing will be changed in places like Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry but not e...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.10.19

The hunt for green firecrackers in Delhi

The green crackers that the Supreme Court has allowed to be burst during Diwali in Delhi are barely there in the market a fortnight before the festival.The supposedly environment friendly crackers dev...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Bihar  /  Published 08.11.18

Bid to check Patna Diwali air pollution fails

All efforts to curb air pollution on Diwali went up in smoke on Wednesday in the state capital, which anyway carries the ignominy of being the fifth-most polluted city in the world, and the air qualit...
By Dipak Mishra in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Economics often trumps environment protection

Economics generally trumps environmental concerns. The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea seeking steps to curb pollution, observed that the twin problems of bursting firecrackers and burning stubble...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Eye on high-rises to tame decibel demon

This Diwali, Calcutta police are targeting children, residents of high-rise buildings and social media users to create awareness against the use of sound crackers and reiterate that bursting of green ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.10.19

Ready: Green crackers

New firecrackers that emit up to 35 per cent less soot and gases are ready for release in the market, government scientists who developed the “green crackers” announced on Saturday. Firecracker ma...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.19

Sikkim firecracker ban relaxed

The Sikkim government has partially relaxed its blanket ban on production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers by allowing the use of green crackers for two hours this Diwali, leading to howls o...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok


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