No machine to manufacture fireworks which light up our Diwali night???

Deepawali, popularly known as Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the landmark festivals in India where the entire nation celebrates.

And Diwali is incomplete without the tradition of bursting firecrackers which light up the sky but also make a lot of noise and smoke which obviously impacts the environment.

Almost all the supply of firecrackers in India is fulfilled from a small town in Tamilnadu called Sivakasi which is low on technology and safety since most of the units are small scale with little innovation and lack of support from the Government or other industries.

And to add to their woes, there is a lot of illegal imports from China which is making life even more difficult for the manufacturers along with dwindling demand due to lack of innovation in product range and increasing environmental concerns.

So much so there is no machine to make the process of making firecrackers safer and faster, even fact I had the opportunity of meeting the Head of an Industry Association in Tamil nadu and he mentioned there is a huge need for innovation in fire crackers industry but there is no machine available to mechanise the process.

On closer inspection, I came across a semi automatic machine for making fire cracker developed by a team of students in India which is at a prototype stage, details available on

China has built an enviable reputation for making fire crackers and have adopted innovation which involves elimination of harmful chemicals such as sulphur as using more of light and less of sound to celebrate with fire crackers.

Time to get more imaginative!!!

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali, may this festival bring joy and light in your lives..