Today we are going to share with you some strange news which you will be surprised to know. People of more than half a dozen villages do not use firecrackers on Diwali. This has been happening for the last several years. People here celebrate the festival of Diwali by planting saplings instead of firecrackers. These villages fall in Bathinda district of Punjab. In fact, due to security being an oil depot and refinery, residents of about half a dozen villages will not be able to celebrate Diwali with firecrackers this time too. The villagers would celebrate Diwali by planting saplings instead of firecrackers. The district administration has prevented the people of village Phus Mandi, Bhagu along with the oil depot and the villages of Kanakwal, Phulomiththi, Pakka Kalan, Bagha along with the refinery to firecrackers on Diwali for safety.
It is worth noting that apart from this, no inflammable material is allowed in the area on Diwali, which threatens the safety of the refinery and oil depot. Rajwinder Kaur, a resident of Phus Mandi said that for the last five years the village is not celebrating Diwali festival continuously. The people of his village never fired firecrackers on the day of Diwali due to his village having three oil depots and the Army's OD depot. Pollution-free Diwali is celebrated by planting saplings in the village. He said that the people of the village do not even decorate their houses. Sukhjinder Singh, a resident of village Phulomitathi near Guru Gobind Singh oil refinery factory refinery, said that since the refinery is located near his village, people from other nearby villages have not celebrated the festival of Diwali. The people of the village celebrate pollution-free Diwali and plant more and more saplings in their villages and fields so that the environment can be protected from being polluted.