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Indian states that ban firecrackers

Indian states that ban firecrackers

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, people cannot celebrate festivals. Ahead of Diwali, many Indian states banned firecrackers.

Diwali is a festival of lights. Several young Indians have been staying away from firing crackers for the past few years. Yet, many children enjoy bursting firecrackers.

This year, COVID-19 situation does not allow people to celebrate any festival fully. A lot of people want to stay away with firecrackers to prevent air pollution and breathing problems which may worsen the existing situation.

Considering the adverse impacts, many state governments banned firecrackers ahead of Diwali.

Rajasthan was the first state to announce the ban on firecrackers. The government said that protecting the lives of people is vital during this tough time.

Maharashtra announced a ban on firecrackers in public places.

Delhi government decided to ban on firecrackers from November 7 to November 30. This ban is applicable to purchase, sale, and use of firecrackers.

The Calcutta High Court banned the sale and use of firecrackers during Kali Puja and Diwali. The government also decided not to allow bursting firecrackers.

Odisha government also put a complete ban on the sale of firecrackers from November 10 to November 30.

Sikkim government also banned firecrackers under Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Chandigarh banned the sale and use of firecrackers immediately until further orders.

Karnataka is the latest state to ban firecrackers in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Haryana government announced that sale and possession of imported firecrackers is a punishable offence in the state.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) reserved its order on the imposition of ban on firecrackers in 23 states and UTs till November 9. The action was taken by the Tribunal considering the poor air quality to protect the health of people, especially the vulnerable groups.

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