TEZPUR, Oct 28 - With the Festival of Lights and Kali Puja just round the corner, the district administration here has urged all concerned, including the common fire cracker vendors and members of the public to extend their cooperation in celebrating a clean, green and swacch Diwali in order to mobilise public opinion for creating a pollution-free environment by avoiding burning of fire crackers.
In a press meet held on Thursday evening at the district administration�s conference hall here, Deputy Commissioner Manuj Kumar Deka said that the fire crackers are not only injurious to human health, but also for animals, birds and insects as well.
Due to burning of fire crackers, the environment also gets polluted. So we would like to suggest everyone for celebrating a cracker-free Diwali, he said. He added that air pollution gets higher by 50 percent during Diwali in entire India, while high decibel noise pollution can lead to temporary or in some cases permanent deafness, if exposed to sudden sound intensity.
Describing a post-Diwali scene, he mentioned that the streets are often littered with highly toxic and abrasive chemical-laced garbage, thereby causing various skin ailments. Urging the common citizens to cooperate in this regard, he informed the meeting that a special post-Diwali cleanliness drive will be conducted in and around Tezpur town under the initiative of the Public Health Department.