Fear of Toxic Smog Leads India to Limit Diwali Fireworks : NPR

“India is set to celebrate Diwali this week, but the Indian capital could be in for a different sort of celebration.

Once illuminated with clay lamps, the festival of lights has morphed into a festival of sound and fury.
It’s estimated some 50,000 tons of fireworks are exploded during Diwali, which marks the homecoming of the Hindu god Lord Ram from exile. But a public health alarm was sounded in Delhi after Diwali last year, when a toxic haze blanketed the city for days.”  NPR
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Fear of Toxic Smog Leads India to Limit Diwali Fireworks

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