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States taking measures to control air pollution during Diwali

States taking measures to control air pollution during Diwali

Ahead of Diwali, many states have taken measures to control air pollution. Bursting firecrackers is one of the major reasons for an increase in air pollution during the festive season.

In this context, some states completely banned the manufacture, sale, use of firecrackers, while other states allowed bursting firecrackers for a specific time. Some other states allowed only green crackers to celebrate Diwali and New Year. Delhi, Haryana, and Odisha announced a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers.

Here is a list of some states that took stringent measures to control air pollution:

Delhi government announced a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers starting from September 29 till January 1, 2022.


The Agra administration announced a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers. So, people in Agra are not allowed to burst firecrackers.

Assam imposed a blanket ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the state. However, the Assam Pollution Control Board allowed the sale and bursting of green crackers for two hours during Diwali and 35 minutes on Christmas and New Year’s eve.

The Punjab government imposed a complete ban in Jalandhar and Mandi Gobindgarh and allowed the bursting of green crackers on Diwali and Gurupurab.

West Bengal also imposed a ban, allowing only green crackers in the state during festivals. During Diwali, the bursting of green crackers is allowed for two hours. On Christmas and New Year’s eve bursting of green crackers is allowed for 35 minutes. The Chhattisgarh government also took a similar initiative and allowed the bursting of firecrackers for two hours during Diwali and 35 minutes on Christmas and New Year.

Bihar government banned the sale and use of crackers in Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali. Only green crackers are allowed in the rest of the state on the occasion of Diwali.

Rajasthan allowed the bursting of green crackers for two hours during Diwali. The government warned people not to sell or use crackers other than green ones, failing which may lead to heavy fines.

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