Pune Municipal Corporation has urged citizens to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly manner. Diwali is a festival that symbolises the removal of darkness and the creation of light through the use of lamps.
To avoid issues such as air and noise pollution, citizens should keep the following points in mind while celebrating this festival.
Every citizen should refrain from using firecrackers in order to mitigate the detrimental effects of air pollution in the city, as the emission of excessive smoke from these firecrackers can lead to respiratory diseases caused by elevated levels of air pollution.
Noise pollution can be reduced by refraining from using loud crackers. It is prohibited to burst firecrackers above 125 decibels during a celebration.
Additionally, citizens should create no sound zones in places like educational institutions, hospitals, and courts, where bursting firecrackers should be strictly avoided.
Light operating on solar energy can serve as an alternative to those consuming a lot of energy. The utilisation of ready-made forts made of Plaster of Paris is detrimental to the environment. Natural ingredients can be used in rangoli instead of chemical dyes. Additionally, it is advisable to refrain from using plastic lanterns and opt for eco-friendly or recyclable alternatives.