1. Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR owing to growing air pollution

Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi NCR owing to growing air pollution

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a ban on the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region due to the ever increasing pollution level in the region.

By: | Updated: November 25, 2016 3:01 PM
supreme court fire crackers, ban on crakers, air pollution delhi, delhi ncr crackers, sc bans fire crackers, crackers ban in delhi The Supreme Court has ordered the cancellation of the licenses of all the fire cracker sellers. (PTI)

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a ban on the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region due to the ever increasing pollution level in the region. The Supreme Court has ordered the cancellation of the licenses of all the fire cracker sellers. The decision by the apex court has been hailed as a big step in the efforts to curb the pollution level in the state. The Supreme Court also asked the Central Pollution Control Board to file a reply within 3 months regarding the harmful effects of fire crackers.

The Supreme Court ordered that the ban on the sale of fire crackers had to enforced from today till any further order or any hearings are conducted by the apex court. It was reported that environmentalists were seeking the Supreme Court’s intervention in passing orders for a ban on fire crackers owing to the increasing level of pollution in the national capital.

Earlier in the month of October/November, following Diwali, the entire Delhi NCR region was seen covered in thick layers of smog for weeks. It was reported the pollution level in the region was 17 times more than what was permissible for being a safe place to breathe in. Although, it was later revealed that the burning of paddy stubbles in large quantity by farmers in Punjab was a major contributing factor for the smog, a lot of fire crackers burst in the region was also a cause for the air pollution.

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    kasanagottu kashinath
    Nov 26, 2016 at 10:52 am
    it is an excellent step taken by the supreme court of india to control the sound pollution of such metro cities please make cancel of license of fire works in all the states of india & also all districts by advising them to keep far away from the cities in the interest of public safety to avoid the accidents because so much fire works shops are located in so many cities at residential areas they are selling of fire works by keeping in the heart of the city nulk quanies for so many events occasions through out the year please take action on them it is my prayer to the supreme court of india .
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