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Delhi govt banned production, sale and use of firecrackers till January 1, 2023

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Sep 09, 2022 11:00 AM

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The Delhi government has extended a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the national capital until January 1, 2023, according to Environment Minister Gopal Rai.

In continuation of last year's directive, the Delhi Government has extended the ban on manufacturing, storing, selling, and bursting firecrackers. This year, the government has also decided to sell and deliver firecrackers online.

Rai also stated on Twitter that an action plan will be developed in collaboration with the Delhi Police, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), and the Revenue Department to ensure that the ban is strictly enforced.

Ban on online sale/delivery of firecrackers in Delhi

“This time there will also be a ban on online sale/delivery of firecrackers in Delhi. This restriction will remain in force till January 1, 2023. An action plan will be drawn up with Delhi Police, DPCC and Revenue Department for strict enforcement of the ban,” he said.

“In order to save people from the danger of pollution in Delhi, like last year, this time also the production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers are being completely banned so that people’s lives can be saved,” he added.

Keeping in view the dangerous condition of Delhi’s air pollution during Diwali for the last three years, last year too the government imposed a complete ban on the storage, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal had said, “In view of the dangerous condition of Delhi’s pollution during Diwali for the last 3 years, like last year, a complete ban is being imposed on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers. So that people’s lives can be saved.” To raise awareness, the government launched the 'patakhe nahi diye jalao' campaign.

Back in 2020, the Chief Minister had also urged traders not to stock crackers in order to avoid losses caused by the ban's late implementation.

Imposed a total ban on sale or use of all types of firecrackers

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had imposed a total ban on the sale or use of all types of firecrackers in the National Capital Region from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight in 2020. Diwali will be celebrated in the last week of October 2022.

Air pollution in Delhi has increased in recent years due to excessive use of firecrackers and stubble burning by farmers in neighbouring states, prompting the Kejriwal government to ban the use of firecrackers.

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