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Take the Pledge: Say No to Crackers This Diwali

Help fight pollution to Breathe Clean. Take the pledge for a cracker-free Diwali.

Here’s why this pledge is important: The Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), which directly affects breathing, was at 531 mg per cubic metre, the day after Diwali 2014. This was more than 5 times higher than the normal level. Delhi recorded the highest levels of pollution post-Diwali in 2014 followed by Kolkata and Chennai.

Air pollution increases the risk of respiratory and heart disease in the population, with more severe impacts on children and the elderly. So, join the fight against pollution.

 

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12 Comments

  1. No crackers

  2. very nice initiative.

  3. No Crackers!

  4. Save the Country from Pollution…No to Crackers…With that money get dresses for atleast 3 poor kids…Jai hind!

  5. I haven’t burnt a single Cracker since the last 8 years and continue to do the same for years to come.

    Cracker Free Diwali! 🙂

  6. Good initiative!!! Breath clean.

  7. I am ready to give up burning crackers only if you also campaign for car-free day once every week in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru

    Also campaign for car-free areas in these cities where no cars are allowed to drive at all.

  8. good decision for pollution free environment.

  9. LET US PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT FIRE CRACKERS. THEY USE CHILD LABOUR UNDER INHUMANE AND HIGHLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TO MAKE THEM AT SIVAKASI. THE CHINESE ONES SHOULD ANYWAY BE BANNED AS WHY WASTE VALUABLE FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOR CHINESE JUNK.

    SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY AVOIDING FIRE CRACKERS. STOP THE NOISE AND AIR POLLUTION. INSTEAD GIFT SOMETHING USEFUL TO THE UNDER PRIVILEGED THIS DIWALI

  10. NO CRACKERS PLEASE. CRACKERS ARE- WASTE OF MONEY, NOISE POLLUTION, SOUND POLLUTION,FILTH ALL OVER AND TOTALLY AGAINST OUR TRADITION OF ‘DEEP A WALI’.SUGGEST, YOU BUY SOME INDIAN GOODS/CLOTHINGS FOR YOUR KIDS OR NEEDY INSTITUTION NEARBY. BE INDIAN, LOVE INDIA.

  11. I am very much against these crackers. We have a nursing home and since sixteen years we’ve been seeing really grievous injuries due to the crackers… Some have lost eyes and voice! Its terrible!!!