Firecrackers bursting is a resemblance of joy and fun. There’s no that much big harm caused by the fireworks. Fireworks bursting is a common and traditional activity done during Diwali. But many people are rising with thoughts like banning of fireworks during Diwali. That is because Diwali is the only day on which lakhs and lakhs of crackers are being burst. Here, in this post, you will be finding out the reasons to ban fireworks and also the reasons for not to burn fireworks. Just scroll down to get the detailed explanation on the issue of the ban on fireworks.
Diwali – Celebration of Victory
Diwali is a cultural festival of lights. Glorious sparkles will be found everywhere. According to Hindu Mythology, Diwali is celebrated for the victory of Krishna over Naragaasuran (demon). That is, it is the day on which the bad evil got vanished away. Hence, we celebrate that historical day with lots of happiness. Everywhere people will burst out with laughter to express their fun. Diwali is the significance of India and its holy tradition. Clothes and sweets add even more beauty to the occasion. Fireworks are the major constituents of Diwali celebration.
Safety and security also account during the Diwali enjoyment. Keeping that in mind, you should keep your surroundings and yourself safe. Another major thing which comes to mind is Unity among family. All the relations will assemble together to enhance their joy. Diwali only brings unity and happiness among family.
Why say ‘No’ to Firecrackers?
In recent days, a few unwanted speeches are booming here and there. The major talk is all about bursting of Fire Crackers during Diwali. Many socialists and few other common persons are opposing the burst of fireworks. The reason they say is a very uncommon thought among Indian people. Can you guess what? They say that the shattering of fireworks during Diwali causes harm to the environment. The smoke from the fireworks causes spoilage of green plants’ life is the talk. It is said that the smoke from fireworks is creating pollution to the environment. this news is virally spreading all over Tamil Nadu. Also, cases are filed in court regarding the banning of firework lightening during Diwali. Few of the effects which are pointed are as follows
Fireworks pollute Atmospheric Air
Air is one of the five elements of the Mother Nature. While bursting crackers, the smoke of hazardous gasses flies up into the air. This makes the air impure and pollutes it. The pollution spoils about 50% of the air purity. Humidity in the air also gets lessened. Moreover, spreads more harmful poisonous gasses into the atmosphere. When people smoke those gasses, they get affected severely. Also, many diseases try to catch people easily with the hazards. Exploding items like bombs and burster create more and more smoke which spoils the entire area. Some people are polluting the nature by hanging firecrackers on trees. By doing that, the living tree gets affected. Firecrackers bring the problem to human as well as nature.
The noise primarily gives irritation to many people. During Diwali, there will be burst of firecrackers all around and hence it produces more sound. Especially fireworks like Atom bomb create boom sound that threatens people. Many heart patients and old age people are living everywhere. If they are put in this bad situation, it creates serious health issues. So, in order to prevent such problems, a common solution was found. The Government of India ordered not to burst firecrackers after 10 PM at night. This has been in practice for the past four to five years. Even after the Supreme Court result, many are trying to burst at night. That thoroughly disturbs the people who are asleep. Fireworks create a massive noise pollution.
Heating Up of Earth’s Atmosphere – Global Warming
Global Warming is a major issue which is identified in the recent years. Due to the heavy global warming, even ozone layer depletion has occurred. Can you imagine which made way to Global warming? It is us who made the earth cry. Global warming is nothing but the heating of Earth’s Atmosphere. A major cause of global warming is hazardous gas release into the atmosphere. Fireworks are blow up and damage the purity of air. Also, the gases will make the nature weak and even causes death. The death of many trees will lead to the increase of Earth’s temperature. That eventually lead to the ozone depletion and enhanced the global warming. Fireworks are contributing more to the Global warming with its dangerous smokes.
Fire Accidents Are More Common
Catching fire is very easy. A single spark can clean up the whole city. Only the materials and gases which can catch fire should be kept out of reach easily. One such material is the Firecracker. Firecrackers are fired during many occasions. But Diwali is one big function where a huge usage of Firecrackers. Eco-friendly fireworks are very rare. During Diwali, one hot news that will be heard here and there are fire accidents. Fireworks can catch fire within a second. So, to be careful is really very important. Fire accidents are increasing every year during Diwali. Even in this month of October, there is a big fire accident at Sivakasi which killed 8 people and injured many people. Fire accidents are heard before Diwali itself. It is expected that the Fire accidents increase extremely during Diwali.
Garbage – Wastes of Fireworks
Waste disposal is really a necessary act for every family. Not only a family but also in every place where human work, wastes are common. Biodegradable and non-Biodegradable wastes are separately collected and processed in our country. Plastic is one of the most dangerous wastes which can even kill people. It won’t degrade but can be reused. Plastic combined with fire is very bad for health. With this bad scenario, already people are getting affected more. Adding to that, Fireworks are also creating its own issue. Only during Diwali season, Firework bursting is very high. Thus, too many garbage wastes will be piled up all over. These garbage wastes are very bad and also damages the cleanliness of the environment. More garbage with more fireworks is also one of the problems.
Considering all the above points, people say that Fireworks should be banned in India. Also, Fireworks are the major pollutants of the environment and hence has to be considered seriously. These are the lines which always arise during Diwali season. Even some speak throughout the year about the banning of fireworks during Diwali. Another line which they say is , “Diwali can be celebrated well with family rather than using Firecrackers”. On the whole, Diwali is a day of celebration and it does not depend on any crackers for that is what they say all about.
Fireworks – Not The Major Cause Of Danger To The Environment
Generally, when we think about an action we need to think both the good and the bad. Keeping only the bad things will always guide us to the wrong way. It is completely wrong to show attitude in these things. Care towards environment rises only during Diwali for some people. Actually, Diwali is not only a day of celebration, it is the day of complete contentment. People rejoice in as many ways as they could during these days. Why the people worrying about nature is not caring about the people’s Happiness. A three to four days of enjoyment in burning crackers is not the only cause for all the reasons said before. It only unites and brings joyousness to the human kind. There are several other reasons which really makes the harmful to the Environment.
Is Burning of Firecrackers (fireworks) Really Causing damage to the Environment?
The banning of Fireworks during Diwali brings only little damage to the environment compared to the other causes. Considering only Diwali crackers alone is not fair. Many other issues are there which are the real villains to the environment. You can find those disgusting causes below
Automobile Gas Discharge
With the increasing trends and Technology, usage of automobiles had increased in number. Everywhere traffics are jamming the passage of moves. The emission of automobile gases has also reached great heights as a result. The Carbon monoxide gas coming out from the vehicles will spoil the atmospheric air. The pure air gets damaged a lot and thereby causes air pollution. The air we breathe has also turned to be extremely dangerous. Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, has also changed its color from bright white because of the heavy air pollution at Agra. Automobile gas discharge is a very important cause of Global warming and ozone layer depletion. The temperature of Earth has increased by 5% compared to the last year and is expected to increase even more. Compared to this, damage of Diwali firework to the environment is very less.
Industrial Hazardous Smoke Emission
In India, Industrialization is a major accumulation everywhere. Many multinational companies, as well as industries, are growing heights in the last ten years. With the improvement of industrialization, the degradation of nature has also started. The discharges of gases from the industries are very high and they tend to mingle with the natural gas. Also, Deforestation is the only tool which was taken to develop the industries. Only if we lose one, we can gain one. That is the thing we humans are following. But for our sake, we are killing the lives of many trees. It’s really a sin to do all this. Deforestation is another major cause of global warming and thus cause damage to our Mother Earth. We are destroying the wealth of our Mother Earth to save our lives. Compared to this bad attitude of man towards Nature, firecracker damage is very less. Kodaikanal industrial damage
One of the best examples is the Kodaikanal mercury poisoning which created a massive natural pollution. Thermometer factory was set up at Kodaikanal and mercury is its major constituent. The company was owned by Hindustan Unilever and also a part of Pond’s India before. Around 2001, many workers experienced the problem of kidney disorders.Tamil Nadu Alliance Against Mercury (TNAAC) clarified that the company disposes the mercury illegally into the environment. Keeping the nature in mind, the organization was shut down thereafter.
Festival Bursts And Natural Disposal
Apart from Diwali, Firecrackers are burnt for several functions. A simple example is the Temple festival which occurs then and there at many areas. During a temple festival, lots of crackers are burnt. That happens even for a long time of about ten days sometimes. Why are people not considering such a big event of burning crackers as a reason for natural damage? Also, the garbage burns at the roadsides happening every day causes large smoke. That smoke mixes with the atmospheric air. If the garbage contains some plastic, that when mixed with fire produces dangerous smoke. Even that smog is not considered as a cause for natural damage.
Most importantly the methane gas problem which is dangerous of all. Methane gas is the second gas of the greenhouse effect which stands badly after carbon dioxide. Methane gas production is undergoing in many industries in India. Methane severely spoils our Mother Nature’s bounty. But Methane is considered very important and precious nowadays. Diwali Firework damage to the environment is very minute compared to all.
Diwali – A Day of Celebration And Not A Cause Of Destruction
Good or bad depends on our view. Don’t see the minor damages and look into the major advantages. Happiness with satisfaction is the feeling which we try to achieve every day. Diwali is one such day which blooms with happiness and creates a lot of fun. The bursting of fireworks is a traditional custom which has been followed for centuries together. Demolishing the tradition at once is not possible with just a word. Fireworks are just burst to express our fun and increase our happiness. Just imagine a Diwali without cracker bursts. It will be really like the same day as today with you sitting with TV or mobile to see new programs. That’s It. No Fireworks No Enjoyment during Diwali.
Fireworks are the first to be remembered when we say ‘Diwali’. Three to four days of firework usage will surely not cause a huge damage. But on the other hand, there are small amounts of destruction caused when you take the whole country. The banning of fireworks during Diwali is the necessity means you need to stop it during other festivals also. It includes the marriages, political meetings, temple festivals and so on. Think clear and be practical before you engage yourself into something.