Diwali is one of the very few celebrations that unifies the country. It is about celebrating the victory of good over evil. Celebration of good over evil cannot possibly have anything that is evil in it.
However, in the recent days there has been an uproar regarding the pollution that has been caused due to the diwali crackers. It cannot be completely tonight that there is a little bit of pollution because of the crackers that are burst during diwali. However, we are called to introspect this particular claim in relation to everything else that is happening around us, and around the world.
The pollution caused during diwali is mostly because of the sound and the smoke. It is to be understood that the smoke that arises out of the crackers is not carbon smoke but more of sulphur smoke. Remember the times during the early 90s when a couple of days at the diwali, you would have rains? This was only because of the sulphur smoke that was produced by the crackers. Sulphur is a natural rain creating agent and it helps cool down the earth after the diwali.
Considering the fact that there are a lot of families that are benefited because of the cracker industry, and the sulphur smokes only caused you good things like rain, Diwali is definitely not a cause that can be considered for pollution.
The extent of pollution caused during diwali is only minimal compared to the pollution that happens because of the Vehicles, power plants, burning of garbage and a lot of other things that happen throughout the year. The pollution that happens because of diwali crackers can be considered less than 0.1% of the entire contribution of the other pollutants. When we talk about pollution free diwali, we are not entirely talking about a cracker less diwali.
It has to be agreed that some crackers that are made without complying to the quality standards of chemicals and the composition that is mandated in the fireworks might cause a little more of pollution than expected. This might be detrimental to the environment and even through the workers who are involved in making these crackers. However, with the manufacturer who comply to the highest standards of quality and with retailers like bijili who makes the quality of crackers one of the most important requirements to make it to their inventory, you can be assured that the diwali celebrations with crackers will only get better for the environment and definitely not detrimental!