Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, July 3, 2020

Do's and Don'ts for a Safe and Colourful Diwali




  •  Burst crackers in an open space and make sure that there is no combustible or inflammatory substance around.

  •  Always purchase fireworks from licensed sellers.

  • Do remember to read the instructions printed on the label of cracker, especially if the cracker is new to use.

  • Store firework in a closed container and keep them away from any inflammatory or combustible substances around. While burning the cracker, maintain safe distance.

  • While bursting crackers, tie your hair properly, especially if you have long hair

  • Keep a watch on what you wear. Avoid wearing long and loose clothes as they are likely to catch fire. Instead, wear fitted cotton clothes.

  • Make sure that your child bursts crackers under your supervision. Take special care of kids.

  • If the noise of crackers is deafening, put cotton plugs in your ears to avoid damage.

  • People with any kind of respiratory problems must stay indoors.

  • Make sure to remove any inflammable object from your roof top

  • Wear footwear while lighting fireworks.

  • Wear footwear while lighting fireworks.                                       Dos





  •  Don’t light crackers in hand
  •  Don’t leave the firecrackers around burning candles and diyas.

  •  Never burst crackers near electric poles and wires.

  •  Never throw half burnt crackers, they may fall on an inflammable object and ignite fire

  •  Don’t wear silk and synthetic fabric outdoors.

  •  Avoid using open fire (matches or lighters) for bursting crackers. Instead, use sparkler, long fire wood or agarbatti to burst a cracker.

  •  Don’t ever try to burst crackers inside any vehicle

  •  Avoid tampering with crackers if they take longer to burst. Maintain safe distance from the cracker and pour water to diffuse it.