Before the 1900s, only Royals could buy the expensive firecrackers, but now it has become a universal ritual during Diwali to burst crackers. Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, was known as the town of firecrackers because of the immense supply of crackers across the world, precisely 90 per cent of it.
Fourteen of the world’s 15 most polluted cities, in terms of 2.5 particulate matter concentration, are in India. This Diwali we will be combating a battle again. #DiwaliPledge #EcoFriendly https://t.co/cEaXHhzz6v— MyKartavya (@MyKartavya) November 6, 2018