Air pollution acts as a big problem in the ongoing war against Corona in the country. According to experts, the risk of infection can be high due to pollution. In such a situation, to control air pollution on Diwali, many states have banned the sale of firecrackers and fireworks. Not only this, a provision has also been made to take action for violating the orders. Here we know which states have taken this step.The Delhi government was the first to announce the ban
Let us inform that on 29 September, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) had ordered a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the national capital till January 1, 2022. Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on September 15 called for a ban on firecrackers. He had said that in view of the dangerous situation of Delhi’s pollution, a complete ban on firecrackers is being imposed. Saving people’s lives is a priority.rajasthan government gave permission for green firecrackers
Rajasthan government on October 18, banning the sale and use of common firecrackers, had issued orders for burning of green crackers for only two hours on the day of Diwali. After this, on Saturday, the government has given permission to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to green crackers with maximum relaxation following the guidelines of the Supreme Court.There will be a ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in four districts of Bihar
The Bihar State Pollution Control Board had on October 24 decided to continue with a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in four districts and cities. These include Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali districts. Violation of orders has also been punished with heavy fines in these four districts. However, only green or eco-friendly crackers are allowed on Diwali in the rest of the state. will be allowed.
Punjab government bans normal firecrackers
The Punjab government on Tuesday imposed a complete ban on stock, sale and use of common firecrackers on Diwali and Gurpurab in view of the poor Air Quality Index (AQI) in the state. Lighting of green crackers is allowed on New Year’s Eve from 11:55 am to 12.30 pm. The government has said that strict action will be taken against those violating the orders.
Chhattisgarh government bans crackers with loud noise and pollution
The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday banned the use of high-pitched and more polluting firecrackers in the state. As per the government’s order, Diwali and Guruparv are from 8 to 10 pm, Chhath Puja from 6 am to 8 am and New Year’s and New Year’s Day. Fireworks can be done on Christmas from 11.55 pm to 12.30 pm. Similarly, action will be taken against those selling firecrackers containing toxic elements like lithium, arsenic, antimony, lead and mercury.
West Bengal government allows green firecrackers
Here, the West Bengal government on Wednesday imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of common firecrackers in the state. However, green crackers have been allowed. As per the government order, from 8 to 10 pm on Diwali, 6 am to 8 am on Chhath Puja, 11:55 pm to 12:30 pm on Christmas and New Year Green crackers can be fired. This strict step has been taken in view of pollution.Agra district administration also imposed complete ban
The Agra district administration of Uttar Pradesh has imposed a complete ban on the use and sale of firecrackers. The administration has clarified that no license will be issued nor any shop will be allotted for the sale of firecrackers this year.Last year too, there was a ban on the sale and use of firecrackers.
Let us tell you that last year also, NGT had sent notices to 18 states asking whether firecrackers can be banned in view of the poor level of air? After this many states had banned firecrackers, but some states did not. After that the NGT had ordered a ban on firecrackers. Due to which all the affected states had banned the sale and use of firecrackers.