Karnataka govt issues order for use of green crackers in Diwali1 min read
Karnataka government yesterday issued an order for use of green crackers during Diwali celebration this year.
As per order issued by authority Green crackers can be distinguished from the remaining through a green logo of the CSIR-NEERI (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute) and PESO (Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation) along with a QR code.
The order issued by Principal Secretary of the Revenue Department (Disaster Management).
SP Bengaluru City Police said, “Those selling non-green crackers will have to face legal action as per relevant sections of the Explosives Act.”
Order reads,“Green crackers don’t contain harmful chemicals, thereby reducing air-pollution due to firecrackers considerably. These crackers are less harmful in comparison to conventional firecrackers”.
Authority also clarified only green crackers certified by NEERI and CSIR will be allowed for sale.