RWA Federation of Ghaziabad, a collective body of RWAs and AOAs in the city, has issued an advisory on do's and don'ts for Diwali.
Keeping in mind the increasing environmental pollution, the federation has requested all resident bodies to refrain from bursting high-decibel crackers in and around societies. It has also asked residents to not burst crackers after 10 pm.
The federation also urged residents to boycott Chinese lights and use diyas (earthen lamps) instead of jhallars, or strings of LED lights. This will not only reduce electricity consumption but also provide a boost to the centuries-old tradition of indigenous diya-making.
Speaking to City Spidey, TP Tyagi, chairman of the federation, said, "India is a major market for Chinese goods, especially cheap electronic items. Boycotting these will provide a fillip to our diya-making industry."