Diwali Air Pollution: Like last year in the national capital Delhi, this year also, firecrackers have been banned on Diwali. In a tweet on September 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in view of the dangerous situation of air pollution, this year also there will be a ban on the sale, storage and use of firecrackers on Diwali.
CM Kejriwal tweeted that the decision to ban firecrackers was taken late last year and in such a situation, the traders had suffered a lot. In such a situation, the CM this time requested the traders not to store firecrackers.
Apart from Delhi, the Rajasthan and Haryana governments have also banned the sale of firecrackers and running all kinds of fireworks across the state. It is clear from this that this year there will be no fireworks on Dussehra and Diwali.
Diwali Air Pollution: Firecrackers are banned in Delhi on Diwali this year too, CM Kejriwal announced
An advisory has been issued by the Rajasthan Home Department saying that this ban is from 1 October to 31 January 2022 next year. The issuance of temporary licenses of firecrackers has also been banned till January 31.
At the same time, the Haryana government has also imposed a complete ban on the sale or use of all types of firecrackers in 14 districts. Haryana State Pollution Board has directed all 14 districts to ban the sale and use of firecrackers with immediate effect.
This order comes after the directions issued by the NGT and the Supreme Court on the ban on the use of firecrackers. However, the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has not made any such announcement so far. The UP government had banned the sale and use of firecrackers in 13 cities across the state in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it will hear on October 22 a plea against a complete ban on the sale, storage and use of firecrackers in the national capital during Diwali. He also said that he would wait for the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing on the issue.
The petitioners claimed that the Delhi government’s decision to impose a complete ban was beyond authority, as the Supreme Court never ordered a complete ban on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital.
Let us tell you that the situation of pollution in the capital becomes more frightening especially during winters. Delhi’s troubles have also been compounded by the burning of stubble by farmers in neighboring states.
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