Jaipur: Firecracker makers in Jaipur introduced a new range of smokeless crackers.
Manufacturers said that it was the need of the hour as pollution levels in the environment are increasing everyday. Smokeless crackers are made by reducing the quantity of chemical content that emit smoke.
"These smoke-free crackers are made by reducing the quantity of chemical content, responsible for emitting smoke. We have also increased the quantity of the chemicals that emanate various colours and light. We have used herbs while manufacturing these crackers, so that smoke is less, when they are burnt," said Zahir Ahmad, a firecracker, shop owner.
Customers are also glad to see new varieties of smokeless crackers as they are environment friendly.
"These firecrackers are environment friendly. By using them, we can reduce pollution level. It also benefits those who are suffering from pollution related diseases," said Sanjeev, a customer.
Red shower, star night, digital star, red chilli are some of the varieties among smokeless firecrackers.
The smokeless crackers cost a little more and the minimum range starts from 250 rupees per item and goes up to five thousand rupees.
Firecrackers have traditionally been an important part of "Diwali". Millions of rupees worth crackers are burnt on that day across the country.
As to make most of the festival demand, firecracker units have come up with different type of firecrackers.