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On NGT ban sale and use of fire crackers

On NGT ban sale and use of fire crackers. In the time of COVID-19 it should surprise no one that the Nation green tribunal has prohibited firecrackers during the Deepawali in the both Nations capital Delhi & Urban region that recorded poor and very poor air quality in November Last year.

According to the Supreme Court direction in the past and provide some concession to all cities and town also that have moderate or better air quality, by allowing green crackers and hours for bursting these rules are to extend to New years and Christmas years if the ban continues beyond November. On NGT ban sale and use of fire crackers.

The Tribunal’s reasoning giving primary to the precautionary principal in the sustainable development over employment and revenue losses is understandable. If anyone in Delhi is Caught bursting firecrackers in the time of duration, they can be sentenced to (1.5 -6) years in jail, state envirnoments minister Gopal rai said only green crackers- considered to be loss polluting will be sold in the cities and town’s where air quality is moderate NGT ordered also restricting the time of use to two hours as specilised by state due to COVID-19 pendamic situation. The ordered also directed the central and state pollution control boards to regularly monitor compliance and compile air pollution date 9 November to 30th November.

Air quality index (AQI) between 201 and 300 and 300-400 is considered to be the poor and very poor as well and In the city or town, whose air quality index is Moderate between 100-200 or below, only green crackers will be allowed to be sold and the time duration of bursing them will be restricted to two hours during festival such as all festivals which is in November and December as well.

In this time the National capital is witnessing a spike in the number of (COVID-19) cases bursting of firecrackers can aggravate breathing issues there by making people vulnerable to the infection which targets lungs. Apart from the fire crackers, the rising pollution level in Delhi-NCR, can also be attributed to the excessive stubble burning.

According to the chair person justice of NGT Mr. Adarsh Kumar Goal clarified that the direction will apply to all cities and all the states as well where the average of ambient air quality during November fell Under the ‘poor’ and above Categories.

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