New Delhi: As the pollution level in the national capital continues to surge, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken the decision to imposed ban on cracker sale till Novemver 30. The ban will be imposed starting
The decision comes amid festive season when the sale of crackers is at its peak.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, “The cities/towns where air quality is ”moderate” or below, only green crackers be sold, and the timings for use and bursting of crackers be restricted to two hours during festivals like Diwali, Chhath, New Year/Christmas Eve etc., as may be specified by the state concerned,” as reported by PTI.
The NGT also directed all states and Union Territories to initiate special drives to contain air pollution from all sources in view of the potential of aggravation of COVID-19.