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6) What are green crackers? Are green crackers less polluting and to what extent there is awareness among people about it? Explain.( 250 words)

TOPIC: :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

6) What are green crackers? Are green crackers less polluting and to what extent there is awareness among people about it? Explain.( 250 words)

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Why this question:

Last October, in a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India mandated the use of green crackers for Deepavali, prescribing specific norms for the manufacture. This year, for the first time, ‘green crackers’ have been made available in markets, though the reach has been limited. These are milder avatars of traditional firecrackers in terms of the sound and smoke generated when burnt. Thus making it important for us to have an understanding of what are Green Crackers.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail what Green Crackers are and explain their significant contributions to environment in controlling pollution.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define green crackers and highlight the SC judgments in this regard.

Body:

In brief, show the impact of burning crackers on the environment.

Define green crackers and discuss various aspects of green crackers.

Add a note, in brief, on their supplies as of now.

Comment in detail whether green crackers are less polluting or not?

Assess the extent to which there is awareness about the green crackers.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.