A woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFPA woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFP
A woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFP

The explosive truth about the link between Chinese fireworks and India’s dim Diwali

  • Black market imports from China, confusing regulations and pollution concerns are undermining India’s fireworks industry
  • Industry sources say Diwali sales this year were down by 30 per cent

Topic |   China-India relations
A woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFPA woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFP
A woman is silhouetted by lit firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in Chennai. Photo: AFP
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