Cheaper, safer eco-friendly crackers hit stores

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Nov 4: With everyone getting increasingly 'green conscious', eco-friendly crackers have hit the markets ahead of Diwali.

The eco-friendly crackers not only limit the harm caused to the environment but are also comparatively safer for children, claim manufacturers.

"People have become more aware of environmental issues. We have introduced a wide range of eco-friendly crackers which are safe, non-polluting and cheaper," Mohd Gulsher, a wholesale dealer told a news agency.

These eco-friendly firecrackers are designed to work on a vacuum method, different from how the regular fire crackers work.

"As these crackers are based on vacuum combustion technique, no smoke or fire is emitted, making them safe even for small children. These crackers make sound with colourful pieces of paper," Gulsher informed, while another dealer said that these crackers can be enjoyed inside the house as well.

"While traditional firecrackers range between Rs 100 per piece upto Rs 10,000, these eco-friendly cracker are available for Rs 40. The costliest cracker is priced at Rs 1,500," said Manish Shukla, a cracker dealer.

Available in different size, these crackers come with interesting brand names like Pokemon, Mango Magic, Rainbow Smoke, Sweet Sixteen and Vacuum Magic.

Speaking of brand names, as has always been the tradition, the Bollywood mania continues to reign all markets in India, and Diwali crackers are no exceptions.

Some of the crackers aimed at attracting movie buffs include Hema Malini phooljhari, Katrina charkhi and Sholay bomb. Based on Salman Khan's character in the movie 'Dabangg', manufacturers have also brought out Chulbul Pandey rockets.

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