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Boom of Illegal Firecracker Factories Sparks Safety Concerns

firecracker (symbolic picture)
firecracker (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk :The rise in illegal firecracker factories in West Bengal, particularly in areas like Kolaghat and Maheshtala, has heightened fears of accidents. Despite official bans on non-green firecrackers, these factories continue to operate, often in residential areas, leading to frequent, deadly explosions. Lax enforcement and local complicity exacerbate the issue, endangering lives. With festivals approaching, the illegal production ramps up, involving women and children in hazardous conditions. The absence of valid QR codes for green firecrackers further complicates regulation efforts.

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