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How Will The Ban On Firecrackers Impact The Livelihood of Sivakasi Labourers?

India Today
India Today
Ahead of Diwali a lot of states have banned the use of firecrackers but this ban will impact a lot of people who earn their livelihood from it. Tamil Nadu’s Sivakasi, which accounts for 90 percent of the cracker industry in India, is staring at a black Diwali and equally dark uncertain future. With cracker production in the units already down by about 60 percent, no capital in hand, huge pending dues, and bank loans mounting up, the cracker manufacturers are spending sleepless nights. Watch the video for more.
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