Firecracker Ban in Delhi : The national capital Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the country and in the world. Delhi’s air becomes toxic due to smoke and haze every year during Diwali and throughout the winter season. Recently it was told that Delhi is one of the 5 most polluted cities in the world. In view of all these figures, before Diwali 2022, the Delhi government on Wednesday increased the ban on the manufacture, storage, sale and bursting of firecrackers. The Delhi government has taken this decision in view of the possibility of increasing the perceived pollution level.
ban was imposed last year
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi had banned firecrackers last year and has now extended the ban till January 2023, before Diwali 2022. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the government has taken steps to save people from pollution in the national capital. This year the Delhi government has also banned the online sale and delivery of firecrackers in the national capital. Gopal Rai further said that the government will plan with Delhi Police to strictly implement the ban.
Environment Minister Gopal Rai tweeted
Giving information about the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, Environment Minister Gopal Rai wrote, “In order to save the people of Delhi from the menace of pollution, like last year, this time also the production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers. The ban is being imposed completely, so that people’s lives can be saved. This time there will also be a ban on online sale/delivery of firecrackers in Delhi. This ban will remain in force till January 1, 2023. Delhi to strictly implement the ban. Action plan will be prepared in collaboration with Police, DPCC and Revenue Department.”
It is worth noting that the Delhi government had also launched the ‘Fire crackers nahi diye jalao’ campaign last year to create awareness against the burning of firecrackers. The Delhi government had ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in Delhi from September 28 to January 1, 2022. At the same time, legal action was taken against those who burst crackers.