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Some states like Rajasthan, Maharastra, Delhi etc which have banned firecrackers this Diwali.



Due to twin issues of Covid-19 and air air pollution, a lot of states have banned bursting of firecrackers this festive season. While some states have introduced a complete ban, others have solely prohibited the usage of “imported” firecrackers. Meanwhile, few different states are reportedly mulling the same ban. Here’s a listing of some states the place firecrackers have been banned, in a single kind or one other, this Diwali season:

(1.) Rajasthan: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted on Monday his authorities has taken the choice to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers to defend the well being of Covid-19 sufferers, in addition to to defend the general public from the toxic smoke emanating from the firecrackers. The state authorities has additionally introduced a penalty of Rs 2,000 on anybody discovered violating the order.

(2.) Odisha: A day after Rajasthan, the Odisha authorities, too, introduced a ban on the sale of bursting firecrackers, from November 10-30. In an order, Odisha chief secretary AK Tripathy stated, “Any individual discovered violating this order shall be punished underneath the supply of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and different related legal guidelines.

(3.) Sikkim: On Wednesday, the Sikkim authorities additionally introduced a blanket ban on firecrackers to safeguard the well being of Covid-19 sufferers and those that have recovered from the illness. “The number of cases has been on the decline and it was felt the use of firecrackers would increase air pollution that could be hazardous for Covid-19 patients,” a notification signed by chief secretary SK Gupta stated.

(4.) Delhi: The nationwide capital, which perennially witnesses poisonous smog in days after Diwali, can be dealing with Covid-19 this time. Amid an enormous surge in contemporary every day infections in current days, together with report highs, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday introduced a ban on the usage of all firecrackers until November 30.

(5.) West Bengal: Also on Thursday, the Calcutta High Court banned the usage of firecrackers within the state on Kali Puja, Diwali and Chhath Puja to examine the unfold of Covid-19 within the state. “The court has banned the sale and use of fireworks and crackers during Kali Puja, Diwali and Chhath Puja this year. There would be no immersion processions this year,” stated lawyer Sabya Sachi Chatterjee, who had filed the PIL within the court docket in search of orders to this impact.

(6.)Maharashtra: Maharashtra on Friday issued pointers for curbing the unfold of Covid-19 throughout Diwali, urging residents to keep away from bursting crackers. However, in Mumbai, the state capital’s civic physique, the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Thursday introduced it would ban bursting of firecrackers at public locations within the metropolis. The company additionally warned of penalizing the violators.

Meanwhile, states like Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have banned the sale and distribution of “imported” firecrackers. Karnataka, then again, is reported to be contemplating a ban on the strains of that introduced by Rajasthan.


Newly launched Oppo F19 boasts truckload of features: See price and specifications



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