In view of the alarming level of air pollution in the capital, the Delhi government had banned all types of fireworks bursting and selling in the capital a few days ago on the occasion of Diwali. Now the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ruled a complete ban against the sale or use of all types of firecrackers from midnight to 30 November in Delhi NCR.
The NGT said that only the green firecrackers can be sold in cities and towns where the air quality is ‘moderate’ or below that prescribed by the states. The NGT further said that the time limit for use and bursting of firecrackers is limited to two hours during Diwali, Chhath, New Year and Christmas Eve.
The cities / towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below, only green crackers be sold and the timings for use and bursting of crackers be restricted to two hours during festivals, like Diwali, Chhath, New Year / Christmas Eve as may be specified by the State, says NGT https://t.co/s7CuhSCuRn
– ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2020
Firecrackers may face fine of up to one lakh rupees
A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a complete ban on the sale and use of all types of firecrackers including green firecrackers in Delhi, Gopal Rai said that the Air Pollution (Control) Act (1981) on people selling or bursting firecrackers A fine of up to Rs 1 lakh can be imposed. Gopal Rai had said on Friday that a case would be made against the accused under the Air Act, which has a provision of imposing a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.
Firecrackers banned in these states too
Delhi has announced a ban on firecrackers due to Corona virus in states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra due to pollution. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said that the state government issued an order banning the use of firecrackers during Deepawali due to Corona. Nayediyurappa said that we discussed this (cracker ban), we ban the use of firecrackers during Deepawali Deciding to apply. The government will soon issue an order to this effect.
At the same time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was aware by tweeting last Monday that his government has been selling and bursting firecrackers to protect the health of Kovid-19 patients as well as to protect the public from the toxic smoke emanating from firecrackers. Decided to ban. A person who violates the order of the state government will be fined Rs 2000.
Maharashtra also issued guidelines to stop the spread of Kovid-19 during Diwali and the government urged citizens to avoid bursting firecrackers. The Calcutta High Court also banned the use and sale of fireworks on Diwali, Kali Puja, Jagadhatri Puja and Chhath in the wake of the Kovid-19 epidemic in West Bengal on Thursday.