Ensure just green crackers are manufactured, bought: Delhi minister Gopal Rai to DMs

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Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday mentioned that town govt has directed all district magistrates and the Delhi Police to make sure that just “green” firecrackers are manufactured, saved and bought within the nationwide capital by means of licensed merchants.

People can burst firecrackers between 8:00 pm and 10 pm just on festivals like Diwali and Gurpurab, he mentioned.

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On Christmas eve and New Year’s eve, it could be from 11:55 pm until 12:30 am just.

“Only licensed traders can sell firecrackers compliant with PESO prescribed standards. No e-commerce websites can accept any online orders,” an order issued by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) mentioned.

The Delhi govt has requested all district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to adjust to the instructions and submit a day by day motion taken report back to the DPCC, Rai mentioned.

In 2018, the Supreme Court had banned using polluting firecrackers and allowed the sale of “green” firecrackers in a bid to manage air air pollution.

‘Green crackers’ will not be as polluting as the traditional varieties of firecrackers and so they comprise no less than 30 per cent much less particulate matter equivalent to Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide.

The CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute was tasked with the job of growing ‘green crackers’. But only some varieties have been accessible available in the market last yr resulting from licencing necessities.

The minister had earlier mentioned that the govt will launch an anti-cracker campaign from November 3. Under it, 11 particular squads of the DPCC and metropolis police will examine firecracker manufacturing models to make sure that there isn’t any outdated inventory left.

[Attribution HT]

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