(The Gist of PIB) Green Crackers

    (The Gist of PIB) Green Crackers

Green Crackers

  • In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, the Government of India launched green firecrackers. 

Key highlights

  • 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.
  • The emissions testing facilities for the new fire crackers have been set up at CSIR-NEERI.
  • Further, a Raw Materials Compositional Analysis (RACE) facility has been launched in Sivakasi to facilitate manufacturers for testing their raw materials and chemicals. 


  • In October, 2018, the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on firecrackers ban. The court said that only green crackers would be allowed for sale.
  • What the Supreme Court essentially means is that a low-polluting firecracker within the permitted decibel and emission norms is a green cracker.


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