Diwali 2020: Firecrackers Banned In Various Parts Of Country This Year; Check Do's & Don'ts For Your…

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New Delhi: Diwali, one of the vital popularly celebrated festivals in India is simply across the nook. The competition of lights, which is well known because the victory of sunshine over darkness, will not be anticipated to be grand and beautiful this yr as a result of ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus illness and with a cherry of firecrackers ban on the highest as a result of  deteriorating air high quality index in varied cities. ALSO READ | Diwali 2020: No Better Time Than Dhanteras To Buy Gold! Check Best Available Options Here

With the rise in air air pollution and concern of a spike in coronavirus disaster within the nation in the course of the winter season, a number of states and Union Territories have banned promoting, distribution, and busting of firecrackers. While some states have banned the firecrackers completely, some have imposed a partial ban and have given a time slot of some hours to burst crackers.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on November 9, imposed a complete ban on the sale or use of all types of firecrackers within the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and to not have a good time deaths and illnesses”.

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Here’s the checklist of the state which have partially or completely banned firecrackers throughout festivities:


The Delhi govt has imposed a blanket ban on firecrackers, together with these green crackers too between November 7 and 30. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai stated that if anybody violates the ban on firecrackers throughout Diwali, then the violator shall be penalized below the Air Act.


After saying a ban on the sale and use of firecrackers, the Karnataka govt backtracked and stated that persons are allowed to trade and use green firecrackers throughout Diwali.

West Bengal

The Calcutta High Court had banned the use and sale of firecrackers on Kali Puja, Chhath, and Kartik Puja to curb air pollution amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The identical directions can be adopted for Diwali.


The Maharashtra govt issued Diwali celebration directions on November 6 for the residents. CM Uddhav Thackeray requested people to have a good time Diwali with ‘simplicity’, by lighting Diyas and staying at house and urged people to not burst crackers.

Mumbai’s civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) imposed a ban on the bursting of firecrackers at public locations throughout Diwali in view of rising COVID-19 cases within the metropolis.


The Odisha govt has banned the sale and use of firecrackers throughout the state in the course of the festive season to examine air air pollution, which may worsen the medical conditions of COVID-19 sufferers. The interval of the ban is from November 10 to 30, based on a govt order.


The Manohar Lal Khattar and Dushyant Chautala led govt in Haryana allowed bursting firecrackers for 2 hours on Diwali between eight PM-10 PM. This resolution has been taken in view of the rising ranges of air pollution whereas adhering to the rules issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to lower air air pollution.


Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan notify the ban on the sale and burning of firecrackers forward of all states.

“State govt has taken the choice to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers to guard the health of Covid-19 manifested sufferers & public from toxic smoke emanating as a consequence of fireworks. In this difficult corona pandemic time, defending the lives of individuals is paramount for govt,” Gehlot tweeted.


The Sikkim govt has imposed a whole ban on firecrackers all through the state till additional discover.


Unlike the neighboring states Haryana, Punjab has allowed the residents of the state to burst crackers in a given time slot of two hours. The state govt has advised NGT {that a} ban on firecrackers will not be required for the state and on Diwali bursting of crackers is allowed just between eight pm to 10 pm.


The Union Territory of Chandigarh which also serves because the capital for Punjab in addition to Haryana, has also issued a ban on promoting and bursting of firecrackers of every kind with instant impact.

Uttar Pradesh

The UP govt imposed a blanket ban on the use and sale of firecrackers, which appear late on November 10 as in comparison with different states.

According to the state govt administration, the sale and use of all types of firecrackers have been banned in NCR area, Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Baghpat, Bulandshahr.

The blanket ban can be efficient from midnight of November 10 to midnight on December 1.

[Attribution ABP News]

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