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Diwali 2021: States Urge For Green And Eco-Friendly Diwali

On one hand where some states have imposed total ban on firecrackers, other states have allowed the use of only green crackers during Diwali this year.

As Diwali, the festival of lights, sweets and colours is only a few days away, several state governments across the country have imposed guidelines and curbs pertaining to manufacture, sale and burning of firecrackers.

Keeping in mind the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing level of air pollution, a number of states across the country have imposes various restrictions. 

On one hand where some states have imposed total ban on firecrackers, other states have allowed the use of only green crackers during Diwali this year.

In a latest update, Karnataka government has given nod to selling green crackers. A host of states and Union territories, including Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha and Punjab have put restrictions on firecrackers ahead of Diwali this year.

Referring to this, the Supreme Court said that the prohibition is not aimed to target any particular community or festival but to safeguard the right to life of the citizens of the country.

But the absence of firecrackers did not mellow the celebrations. The country is delighted at this time of the year since the demand of sweets, fancy lights and earthen diyas have increased.

Some are even promoting the idea of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali through sand art. Students from Allahabad University are raising awareness about an environmentally sustainable Diwali by using Rangolis and lamps.

Meanwhile, a girl from Moradabad has a different take towards celebrating Diwali. According to her, rather than burning firecrackers why not eat them? Giving the message of celebrating Green Diwali, this woman has made chocolate rocket, phuljhari and pomegranate to name a few.