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Firstpost Podcast| Diwali crackers ban: How helpful it is for environment and humans
Punjab government has allowed a window of only two hours to bust crackers on Diwali, similar steps have been taken by various state governments as well. How much the move is relevant in controlling pollution? Is the ban biased towards a particular community? Tune in to find out
Explained: What are green crackers and why should we use them this Diwali?
Green firecrackers are eco-friendly; they cause 30 per cent less pollution than conventional ones. They also create lesser noise with a sound level of 110-125 decibels. With air levels already dipping this Diwali, some states — such as West Bengal — are only allowing their purchase
Diwali 2021: Ban on firecrackers, movement of heavy vehicles; here's how states are celebrating the festival amid curbs
The restrictions have been put in place keeping in mind both the coronavirus pandemic and increasing levels of air pollution
Anxiety in Sivakasi over Diwali norms in states as Delhi cracker ban hits peak season revenue
The firecracker industry is estimated to be around Rs 6,000 crore out of which Delhi National Capital Region's share is around 15 percent, that works out to Rs 900 crore
Diwali 2020: How to celebrate festival of lights with eco-friendly alternatives like diyas, natural rangoli
Since rangoli is an integral part of Diwali, another way of ensuring an eco-friendly practice is by adorning homes with rangoli made from rice flour or even flowers and pulses
Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know
Green crackers come in two categories: one without barium salt and the other with lesser quantities of barium. Both would lead to a 30 percent to 35 percent emission reduction
Delhi bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali as COVID-19 cases rise, pollution worsens
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to people to join him and his ministers in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali instead of bursting crackers
Delhi's air pollution has already caused irreversible lung damage in its youngest residents, and it’s only getting worse
Monuments may be yellowing and the weather worsening, but the biggest burden of air pollution is undoubtedly its impact on public health.
Unwanted, unexpected and unpleasant: 5 ways noise pollution harms your health
Sound pollution has multiple effects on human health from ear problems, to cognitive impairment in children and increasing the risk of heart disease, among others.
In fireworks capital Sivakasi, crackers ban may impact electoral outcome despite AIADMK-BJP promise for resolution
Firecracker industry owners and workers in Sivakasi, which is part of Virudhunagar Lok Sabha seat, which polled on 18 APril, have been protesting since November 2018 in the hope that electoral compulsions will force the Tamil Nadu government to announce some relief for them and grant them exemption from the new norms
'There are no non-smokers in India,' says doctor who installed artificial lungs in Delhi to create awareness on air pollution
To cut air pollution, people in India first need to acknowledge, accept and realise that air pollution is going to kill them, says Dr Arvind Kumar who was part of the team which installed a pair of giant lungs outside Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi
'Mooli phuljhadi', 'pyaaz chakri': Delhi traders sell firecrackers in vegetables to protest SC order on sale of green crackers
Traders in Delhi's Sadar Bazar on Wednesday stuffed old firecrackers inside vegetables to protest the Supreme Court's order on use of green crackers this Diwali.
Supreme Court verdict on firecrackers: Tamil Nadu can burst crackers from 6 am to 7 am, and 7 pm to 8 pm on Diwali
The release asked the people to avoid bursting firecrackers near hospitals and places of worship. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would study the air quality seven days before and after the festival in all the corporation limits.
SC refuses to modify firecrackers order for Delhi-NCR, says products already manufactured can be sold in other regions
The Supreme Court also held that polluting firecrackers that have already been manufactured will not be allowed to be sold in Delhi-NCR.
SC modifies order on bursting crackers, allows Tamil Nadu govt to decide two-hour window to celebrate Diwali for state
The Supreme Court refused to extend the hours to burst crackers in Tamil Nadu, but gave the state the freedom to decide which two hours firecrackers could be burst in the state on Diwali.