I am witnessing smoke, dust and pollution from my balcony.Friends, today is our great festival of light and happiness but I am feeling a bit depressed and sad, sitting in my balcony and seeing the traditional smoke, dust and pollution emerging out of relentless ignition of firecrackers. I was thinking that the activity will be subdued this time due to a lot of awareness and emphasis given on the green firecrackers and limited use of the same but I do not find much change as the people are highly engrossed in this avoidable indulgence which is creating not only the sound pollution but the air pollution which will remain hanging in the air for the coming weeks.
It seems that old habits die hard and there is no easy solution for this self created problem. It also appears that fun and enjoyment are above the concern for our environment and ecology. It is also clear that this problem can not be addressed by simple rules and directives as people are not going to obey them.
Then what are the ways now to stop this extravaganza leading to deterioration in our already polluted biosphere? Or we continue like this and forget everything. Any opinions?