Hyderabad sources stated that the residents of Hyderabad thought that this Diwali will bring them pleasant and eco-friendly environment as the Union health Ministry has issued some guidelines to use only less polluting green firecrackers. Meanwhile this is not going to happen this year too and firecracker sales are already up in the city, but no one is selling 'green fire crackers'.
Furthermore the Minister for health, Science and technology harsh vardhan has recently claimed that a government agency called-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) in nagpur has started making green fire crackers which are "no less illuminating or less attractive compared to the usual ones”. Apparently green crackers are with 30% less emissions than usual one's which release more pollutants and fumes upon combustion.
Moreover there only around 1000 manufacturers who have been given this formula, Sivakasi in Tamilnadu is the major hub for manufacturing crackers and most of the exports take place from this town to different parts of the country, particularly, Northern India. Manik Rao, member, telangana Firecrackers Dealers’ Association “The crackers that were produced in Sivakasi, Tamilnadu, as per the new norms are moving to the northern part of the country. Since it is already facing problems due to heavy air pollution, the demand for these kinds of crackers is higher over there”.