Bhubaneswar: Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court has given permission for the sale and manufacture of only “green” crackers across the country.
The apex court said that only firecrackers with only permissible decibel sound limits will be allowed to be sold in the market by licensed traders. The sellers have also received only a-four day license for opening of shops. The SC has also fixed a time period between 8 pm and 10 pm for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.
Here’s a list of some of crackers, which you can enjoy along with your children. Let’s promise to curb air pollution this year.
Almost every family uses Phuljhari to bring light in the darkness of evenings in Diwali. It is the most popular cracker. It comes in dazzling shapes and many colours like golden, red, silver, green etc. The price range is between Rs 40 and Rs 100 for a packet of 10 pieces.
Chakri (ground spinner)
Chakri is a soundless cracker and a favourite among children. This circular spinning firework shoots out colouful sparks and flames. It is available in various sizes and shapes in the market. They are available in the price range of Rs 100 and Rs 500 per packet.
Anar or flower pots are also the most popular Diwali firecrackers. Anars are known for their sparkling display and showers of coloured sparks upwards. Various types of Anars with different colours and heights of sparks are available in the market. The price range is between Rs 100 and Rs 800 per packet and it contains 10 pieces.
Twinkling Star Crackers
It is also a safe and soundless cracker. It is easy to handle, as it is coated with paper. It is available in different lengths and the price range is between Rs 50 to Rs 300.
Kitkat Fire Crackers
They sparkle like Phuljari but with a very low sound and are available in the price range of Rs 60 and Rs 200.
Yet another noise-free cracker. Children love to light up the matches, as different colours usually generate from a single flame. The price range is Rs 20 to Rs 100.
Children love to crackle this. They are a packet full of small round black tablets, which have to be set ablaze. As soon as they catch fire, they release a gooey looking, stretched, black, coil-like substance, which resembles a slithering snake. It is available in the price range of Rs 10 to Rs 50 to Rs 60.
This cracker sparkles like a Ground Spinner but with music. This is also a noise-free cracker. It is available in the market in the price range of Rs 250 to Rs 350.
This is a noise-free cracker, which is available in the market for Rs 30.
This cracker sparkles in different colours, which attracts children the most. It is available in the market in different sizes and price range between Rs 100 and Rs 400.
The cops have restricted opening of firecracker shops within 50-metre radius of any residential area. In the Odisha capital, crackers shops have been opened in Nayapalli, Damana, Sailashree Vihar, near VSS Nagar and Baramunda.