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India's Cracker Hub Of Sivakasi Badly Affected By Crackers Ban

November 4, 2018, 10:16 PM IST India India

Tamil Nadu’s Shivakashi makes over 90% of the country's fireworks. For nearly 8 lakh people employed by the little over 1000 factories here, the calendar revolves round a single festival Diwali. It’s been that way since the 1920s when two brothers decided to make Sivakasi the hub of ‘pattaS’ or cracker making. But the future is uncertain because of the big damper posed by the Supreme Court’s latest verdict.