While Diwali (the Hindu “Feast of Light”), people dress particularly ceremoniously – sometimes in their best clothes for Happy Diwali– light up candles and candles in and out of their houses, participate in prayers and kindle fireworks. It is a noisy issue that causes a lot of pollution. Despite a sustainable campaign against fireworks, calling for an environmentally conscious ‘green’ Diwali, an attempt to harder against Chinese fireworks, and a blocking hour from Happy Diwali 10 pm, Indians of pyrotechnics stayed this year as close as last year. As a result of this holiday, airway problems were again shown nationwide.
For years Indian efforts have been debated in India to make the top cities of India as attractive as China’s cities. Happy Diwali In the coming days, India wants to achieve equality with China’s largest cities in the area of emissions (!) – not urban efficiency or infrastructure development. Thanks to Diwali, noise pollution and pollution has reached an alarming level in India.
In many parts of India, noise pollution has become a serious problem. Mumbai, for example, struggles with a noise level of more than 80 decibels. However, the environmental impacts of Diwali are not heard in bad air and noise. In Chennai, the festivities produced 27 tons of garbage by fireworks, allying 17 tons more than in 2013. Despite the ongoing call for a “green Diwali” by the Association for the disposal of industrial wastes, Happy Diwali the holiday produces more and more garbage and thus triggers year for Year major problems for the storage and treatment of general hazardous waste and waste disposal in India.
What protects India from the environmental damage caused by Happy Diwali? Is it that the public is simply ignorant of the dangers to their own health and safety?
The Indian public seems, however, to be wiser. Some encouraging data show that people change the way Diwali celebrate. Several regions in Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh and Pune have measured a pollutant load below that of previous years. Although the pollutant load is higher than the threshold recommended by doctors, the data show that education campaigns in schools ultimately make a difference. Thus manufacturers of firecrackers reported declining sales figures this year (fallen by 60 to 70 percent!) – a drastic decline and a welcome news for India’s environmentalists.
Earthen oil lamps outside a house in Delhi during Diwali celebrations. Image by Prabhjot Kaur. Copyright Demotix (2/11/2013)
Oil lamps in front of a house in Delhi during the Diwali festivities. Image of Prabhjot Kaur. Copyright Demotix (2/11/2013)
In the attempt to make Diwali more ecological, markets in New Delhi and some shops even sell a new line of products for a “responsible citizen” goods, such as waste candles, bamboo trays which are based on traditional Rangolimustern and sandstone oil lamps ,