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