Firecrackers banned in Delhi

Kejriwal government’s decision, appeals to traders not to stockpile firecrackers

Like last year, Diwali firecrackers have been banned in Delhi this year. The Kejriwal government has already decided to ban firecrackers this year after seeing air pollution during Diwali last year. Therefore, the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers has been banned in Delhi this year. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given this information in a tweet message.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the National Green Arbitration had called for a ban on firecrackers during the Corona period. Delhi’s pollution index has risen in the last three years, with firecrackers banned on November 6 last year. Apart from Delhi, firecrackers were banned in 13 districts in West Bengal, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh last year.

In a message, Kejriwal said that in view of the dangerous state of pollution in Delhi during Diwali for the last three years, the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers has been banned this year as well as last year. So that people’s lives can be saved. Also last year, a complete ban was imposed late due to the seriousness of the pollution caused by the stockpiling of firecrackers by traders and the detonation of firecrackers by people, which caused losses to traders. Therefore, all traders have been urged not to stockpile firecrackers this year.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kejriwal had held a press conference a few days back on weed burning and pollution in the fields. Instead of burning weeds, they have focused on the use of biodegradables.

Use of biodegradable mixture instead of burning waste

Chief Minister Kejriwal said that now October-November is coming. Therefore, from October 10, the air in Delhi will start getting bad again. The main reason for this is the smoke from burning weeds in neighboring states. So far, all the state governments have been blaming each other for air pollution in Delhi. Meanwhile, the Delhi government has come up with a solution. The Pusa Institute has developed a biodegradable mixture. After spraying, the stalks left after the wheat harvest rot, so it helps to re-prepare the field for sowing and there is no need to burn the waste. Last year, the Delhi government had sprayed 1935 acres of land in 39 villages in the state.

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