- Haryana government banned firecrackers in many districts including NCR
- Ban imposed in many districts including Chandigarh, Ambala, Hisar, Kaithal, Kurukshetra
- In other cities, you will be able to burn green crackers for just 2 hours on Diwali.
- In view of the poor quality of air, the NGT ordered a ban
The Haryana government has completely banned the sale and use of all types of firecrackers from midnight of November 9 to midnight of November 30 in several districts including the National Capital Region (NCR). The state government has imposed this ban following the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
There will be a ban on buying and selling of firecrackers in these districts
According to a release issued by the state government on Wednesday, the Fatehabad-based Central Pollution Control Board has recorded the air quality level in the critical category this month. Accordingly, ‘Similarly, the air quality index in Hisar, Bahadurgarh, Ballabgarh, Dharuhera, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Manesar is in the category of very poor whereas in Ambala, Narnaul, Palwal and Sirsa it is in the category of poor. According to the order of the NGT, the sale and use of firecrackers will be completely banned in these districts including Fatehabad.
In other districts, people can fire crackers for two hours on Diwali
However, in other districts of Haryana, people can fire crackers for two hours on Diwali. The NGT had completely banned the sale and use of all types of firecrackers in the NCR on Monday from November 9 midnight to midnight on November 30. A bench headed by NGT President Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also clarified that the ban would apply to every city and town in the country where the average air quality in the month of November (as per previous year’s available data) was ‘poor’ or Were recorded in categories above that.
What did the NGT say in its order?
The bench had said, ‘In the city or town where air quality is recorded as’ moderate’ or below, only green firecrackers can be sold and on other occasions like Diwali, Chhath, New Year / Christmas Eve The time limit to use and break them can be limited to two hours, which can be decided by the respective states.