Diwali 2021 is to be celebrated on November 4, according to the bearing of the Supreme Court of India. States and association domains (UTs) have delivered rules on the blasting of fireworks.
Supreme Court in its judgment restricted blasting the fireworks and said it causes contamination. Fireworks that contain Barium salts restricted and there is no sweeping boycott, the court explained.
The Supreme Court said “It is clarified that there is no complete prohibition on the utilization of fireworks. Just those fireworks restricted which are viewed as damaging to wellbeing and influencing. The strength of the residents, all the more especially the senior residents and the youngsters”.
The court said if states and UTs neglect to carry out their request, it will be seen truly. The top court additionally guided the states to utilize electronic, print media and nearby link administrations to caution residents on its headings on production, use, and offer of restricted fireworks.
Here is a list of States and UTs that have given new rules on the blasting of firecrackers:
The Chhattisgarh government earlier this week issued guidelines allowing the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali from 8 pm to 10 pm during Diwali and Guruparva; from 6 am to 8 am on Chhath Puja, and from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am on New Year and Christmas. However, the sale of firecrackers that produce high-decibel sounds in violation of prescribed limits will not allow. The manufacturer will lose the license if firecrackers are found. To contain toxic elements like lithium, arsenic, antimony, lead, and mercury. The online sale of crackers has also been banned.
Only green crackers are allowed and all kinds of firecrackers are banned from bursting and sale. Green crackers can be burst only for two hours during Diwali from 8 pm to 10 pm and from 6 am to 8 am during Chhath puja. For Christmas and New Year Eve, the timing was fixed from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am. However, the Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the order was issued without any consultation with the state government and a new decision. On the sale and use of firecrackers will be taken. Pollution Control Board (PCB) on October 22 issued a notification imposing a complete ban on bursting and sale of all kinds of firecrackers
The Delhi government has put a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on September 28 had ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the city till January 1, 2022. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday launched the “Patake Nahi, Diya Jalao” campaign by lighting diyas (lamps) at his residence and appealed to people not to buy firecrackers at this festival. “The pollution levels in Delhi are very high around Diwali due to stubble burning in neighboring states. The use of crackers during the Diwali season becomes very fatal. Especially when it comes to the elderly and the children, it can be very dangerous,” he said.
Green crackers sale and bursting are allowed in the Karnataka government on Saturday. Sellers who have taken necessary permits from concerned departments and authorities can only sell green crackers. The stalls should open away from residential areas and on open grounds, apart from ensuring adequate ventilation. A distance of 6 meters should maintained between two cracker stalls. Stalls selling green crackers can open only between November 1 to 10. “Other than green crackers that have been permitted. By the Supreme Court in its directions, no other crackers can sold or burst,” an order signed by the Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said.
The Punjab government to has banned manufacturing, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of firecrackers across. The state and said that only green crackers would allow during Diwali. Only the green crackers would allow for the sale and use in Punjab. In an order issued on Tuesday, the government said that only the green crackers.
14 districts that come under National Capital Region (NCR) in Haryana have imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers. There will be a total ban on the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Faridabad, Gurugram, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Mahendergarh, Nuh, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, and Sonipat a government order said. The bursting of crackers during Diwali and other festivals such as Gurupurab will allowed only from 8 pm to 10 pm. For the Chatt festival, the same will allowed from 6 am to 8 am. Fireworks will permitted from 11.55 pm on December 24 to 12.30 am on December 25 and from 11.55 pm on December 31 to 12.30 am on January 1, for Christmas and New Year.
The Rajasthan government on September 30 had issued. A notification banning the sale and use of firecrackers from October 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022. However, it has now allowed the use and sale of green crackers in the state, except in areas. That comes under the National Capital Region (NCR). The use of green crackers will allowed at Diwali, Gurupurab, and other festivals (from 8 pm to 10 pm), during Chhath (from 6 am to 8 am). On Christmas and New Year (from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am). The ban, however, will remain in force in cities with poor air quality. The air quality index can check on the pollution control board’s web portal.
Tamil Nadu government has banned on Saturday said. The manufacture of firecrackers with Barium salt content and also the ‘Saravedi’ kind of firecracker. The directives of the Supreme Court on firecrackers would fully implemented. Also, storage, transportation, and sale of such products prohibited.
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has prohibited deal and utilization of a wide range of firecrackers during Kali Puja, Diwali, and different celebrations. The board had before permitted deal and blasting of green firecrackers. WBPCB Chairman Kalyan Rudra on Saturday said that the board was holding gatherings with police and organization to adjust procedures to stop. The supply of firecrackers into the market and guarantees that there is no blasting of fireworks during the celebrations. This came just a day the Calcutta High Court banned the sale, purchase, and use of all firecrackers during Kali Puja, Diwali, Chhath Puja, Jagadhatri Puja, Guru Nanak’s birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve celebrations to check air pollution amid Covid.
To protect the health of the general public and curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. The Odisha government has also banned the sale and use of firecrackers during the festive season. However, the Orissa High Court on Friday asked the state government to make a decision by November 1. On the sale and use of green crackers during Diwali after holding discussions with fireworks sellers. The sale and use of green crackers during Diwali may allow after discussions with fireworks sellers.
The sale of firecrackers allowed at subsidized rates. Papsco, a government agency is providing firecrackers at a 75% subsidy to the general public. “The government has decided to avail firecrackers at 70 percent subsidy for the general public. Almost after two years, the government has allowed the sale of firecrackers in the Union Territory. We have also set up free vaccination camps at government hospitals.” ahead of Diwali
A complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in Chandigarh to prevent. The risk of spread of Covid due to polluted atmosphere.