Delhi: Delhi and NCR region will finally breathe a cleaner air this Diwali thanks to low-emission ‘green crackers’. These crackers will soon hit the market and will be available with a unique logo and QR code.

According to the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute officials, as many as 550 emission-testing certificates have already been handed over to the manufacturers.

These crackers will have both sound and light. The only thing unique about them would be that the buyer could now check whether they are buying low-emission crackers using the logo. Besides, with the help of the QR code, the buyers can understand the production and emission testing details.

What are ‘Green Crackers’?

Green crackers contain low aluminium content, and use of barium salts and ash is banned in the manufacturing of these. According to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), crackers that cause 30-35% fewer emissions and 35-40% lower sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions are categorised as green crackers.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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