The Supreme Court has recently announced that firecrackers other than eco-friendly ones are not permitted to be sold in Delhi-NCR region this Diwali. However, those crackers that are already produced can be sold in other parts of the country. In Southern states like Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, firecrackers can be burst from 4 am to 5 am, and from 9 pm to 10 pm during festivals. There will also be a ban on the sale of firecrackers through e-commerce websites pan India. The Apex Court’s verdict has been welcomed with open arms by many but it has also left some wondering where to get eco-friendly crackers and what are the other alternatives.

Colour crackers
There are crackers that produce colours without any noise. Green colour emits more smoke and hence cause more air pollution. While on the other hand, red, blue and white colour producing crackers creates less pollution.

Electronic Cracker
Electronic crackers are equipped with an electronic circuit that produces sound without emitting any smoke. These crackers are reusable.
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3D Crackers
These crackers does not create air and noise pollution. These crackers come with a pair of 3D glasses.

Home-made Crackers
By using just basic household items one can make simple firecrackers. There are several DIY videos available on the internet for the same.