Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Firecrackers ban in Delhi-NCR

Firecrackers ban in Delhi-NCR

A previous fireworks and firecracker ban was inspired after three children demanded their petition heard by the Supreme Court. Also, some reports are saying that this is not just for the people even for the Delhi air pollution which is rated "very poor" already before the Diwali.

Pulkit Choudhury, an engineering student from Rajouri Garden, said, "My cousins from other cities will certainly get me crackers from their hometowns and we will celebrate here in Delhi".

"A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said the apex court's September 12 order of temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers would be effective from November 1", a local official said. As you all know that a few days back Delhi government made a decision to ban Firecrackers on Diwali and everybody shared their reactions on this news.

Each year, Diwali festivities leave the air in Delhi thick with deadly smog and suspended particles, and residents complaining of breathlessness and lung difficulties.

While the SC had issued a similar ban in the NCR region past year, it didn't have the opportunity to observe the impact on pollution levels, it said.

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Experts, welcoming the apex court's order, cautioned that while firecrackers cause episodic spikes in levels of air pollutants, what is needed is a sustained focus on tackling the menace.

The police will also issue advertisements announcing the cancellation of licenses, said a senior police officer. The court also went on to say that firecrackers will be available in the NCR from November 1 onwards. Ye kaun sa maal phunk ke judge karte hain.

The blanket ban has been brought in ten days before the Hindu festival of Diwali when millions of fireworks are traditionally set off in the city. While slaughtering helps our economy to grow.

With some of the highest levels of pollution in the world New Delhi sees an increase of people admitted to hospital suffering from asthma and respiratory problems after Diwali.

In the heart of one of the largest wholesale markets in the country, New Delhi's Sadar Bazaar, more than 1,000 people involved with the firecracker industry are looking at loss of seasonal business as well as revenue of more than Rs 700 crore.

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