Hima Das, Shiladitya, NRC, Kamrup Express and Laden are flooding cracker markets this Diwali, ready to light up the skies during the festival of lights. Don’t go by their names and the connection with Diwali for they are firecrackers made in firecracker manufacturing units in Barpeta and Nalbari in Assam. These crackers are already flooding markets this Diwali, and are selling like hot-cakes.
Despite Supreme Court’s restriction, firecracker manufacturers are hopeful of doing good business in the run-up to Diwali. “We are hopeful of achieving record sale this Diwali and our preparations are in full-swing,” said a small firecracker manufacturer in Barpeta.
Meanwhile, people are decorating their houses with various types of electronic items and will light earthen-lamps during Kali Puja and Diwali that will fall on Nov 6 & 7 (Tuesday and Wednesday) this year.