New Delhi: The government has banned the manufacture, sale and use of firecrackers in Delhi till January 1. The Delhi government has issued this order to keep air pollution levels under control ahead of Diwali festival.
In this regard, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Roy said in his Twitter post yesterday, ‘Production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers is completely banned in Delhi. This can save people from the danger of air pollution. Online sale and delivery of firecrackers is also banned in Delhi this time. This restriction will be in force till January 1.
Gopal Roy also said that an action plan will be drawn up in collaboration with the Delhi Police, Pollution Control Board and the Revenue Department to strictly enforce the ban.
The government has banned the sale and use of firecrackers in Delhi from September 28 last year to January 1 this year. An awareness campaign was also started regarding the air pollution caused by bursting of firecrackers. Strict action was taken against those who broke the ban and burst firecrackers.
Delhi is the most air polluted state in the country. Smoke emitted from vehicles, factories and agricultural waste burned in neighboring states are the main causes of Delhi’s air pollution. Apart from these, the Delhi government has banned the sale and use of firecrackers before Diwali every year due to the increase in air pollution in Delhi after Diwali.