Green Crackers Green Diwali (E)

Diwali is a major festival in India. For some people it is a fun festival with all those dazzling crackers, but for many, the worry of surviving the polluted air after the days of firecracker celebrations is a top concern on their list. Do we have a solution? Minister for Science and Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched a set of new crackers last year that promises to help reduce particulate emissions by 30 per cent while producing the same level of light and sound effects of traditional fireworks. These crackers are based on formulations developed by a consortium of eight laboratories under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) led by Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. What is the science involved in developing these crackers and how are they better than traditional crackers? Watch this programme to know more.

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