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A good news for the countrymen ahead of Diwali, Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan launched green firecrackers in a bid to “resolve the crisis of air pollution” in the capital. These environment-friendly crackers have been developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and will be available in the market before Diwali.

These environment friendly Crackers which are manufactured by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has developed new formulations for reduced emission light and sound emitting crackers with 30% reduction in particulate matter using Potassium Nitrate as an oxidant.

CSIR labs have successfully developed various environment-friendly fireworks such as sound-emitting crackers, flowerpots, pencils, chakkar and sparklers.

CSIR in developing these green crackers have signed nearly 230 MoUs and 165 Non-disclosure Agreements with firework manufacturers in order to deliver the crackers timely before Diwali. Also, around 65 more manufacturers are in the process of coming on board.

Also, these green crackers will be equipped with a green logo as well as a Quick Response (QR) coding systems that have been developed for differentiation of green crackers from conventional crackers. This QR coding system will also help the consumers to track the cracker using smartphones and other devices as well.

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