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Photos: Do you know how firecrackers are made? 24 photos of labourers making firecrackers for Diwali inside factories

Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali. These photos show how they are made inside factories.

Updated:October 22, 2014, 10:43 AM IST
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Photos: Do you know how firecrackers are made? 24 photos of labourers making firecrackers for Diwali inside factories
Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali. These photos show how they are made inside factories.

Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. How firecrackers are made inside the factory is something not many end users know of. Most of these factories are located in Siliguri, Champahati near Kolkata, and near Ahmedabad.

For a number of children and women in the rural areas, making firecrackers is the only way they can earn their livelihood. However, gunpowder adversely affects their lungs, posing a threat to children's lives at a very young age.

These photos show how firecrackers are made inside a factory during Diwali. Are you going to burn firecrackers this year after seeing these pictures?

A worker’s hands are covered with gunpowder as she fills cardboard cylinders at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri October 9, 2009. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 17. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA SOCIETY)

A labourer works with gun powder mixture inside a firecracker factory at Champahati, about 40 km (25 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata October 2, 2009. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 17. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)

A labourer works with gun powder mixture inside a firecracker factory at Champahati, about 40 km (25 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata October 2, 2009. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 17. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)

Labourers work with gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 21, 2008. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 28. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

A labourer works with gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 21, 2008. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 28. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Workers make firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 18, 2008. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country October 28. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA)

A worker makes firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 18, 2008. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country October 28. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA)

A worker makes firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 18, 2008. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country October 28. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA)

A worker makes firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 10, 2014. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 23. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

A worker’s hands are covered with gunpowder as he makes fire crackers at a factory in Kolkata November 2, 2012. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 13. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

A worker makes firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival, on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 8, 2011. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country October 26. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

A female worker packs firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival, on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 8, 2011. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 26. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

A worker fills gunpowder mixture in small paper rolls to make firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival, on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 8, 2011. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 26. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

A worker makes firecrackers at a factory for the upcoming Diwali festival, on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 8, 2011. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on October 26. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

Labourers wear masks inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Labourers test firecrackers at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Nurjahan Bibi, 25, works with a gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Chikon Singh, 38, adjusts her mask inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Labourers work with a gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Bantu Mohammad, 40, works with a gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Labourers work at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Labourers work at firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Labourers work with a gunpowder mixture inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)

Kavita, a street child, holds up a poster during a demonstration by a non-governmental organisation working for under privileged children in Mumbai October 15. The demonstration was organised in protest against the use of firecrackers during the festival of Diwali.

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