Atmosphere Minister Gopal Rai on Friday mentioned that town authorities has directed all district magistrates and the Delhi Police to make sure that solely “inexperienced” firecrackers are manufactured, saved and offered within the nationwide capital by way of licensed merchants.
Folks can burst firecrackers between eight:00 pm and 10 pm solely on festivals like Diwali and Gurpurab, he mentioned.
On Christmas eve and New 12 months’s eve, it will be from 11:55 pm until 12:30 am solely.
“Solely licensed merchants can promote firecrackers compliant with PESO prescribed requirements. No e-commerce web sites can settle for any on-line orders,” an order issued by the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) mentioned.
The Delhi authorities has requested all district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to adjust to the instructions and submit a each day motion taken report back to the DPCC, Rai mentioned.
In 2018, the Supreme Court docket had banned using polluting firecrackers and allowed the sale of “inexperienced” firecrackers in a bid to manage air air pollution.
‘Inexperienced crackers’ should not as polluting as the standard forms of firecrackers and so they include no less than 30 per cent much less particulate matter akin to Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide.
The CSIR-Nationwide Environmental Engineering Analysis Institute was tasked with the job of creating ‘inexperienced crackers’. However just a few varieties had been accessible available in the market final yr resulting from licencing necessities.
The minister had earlier mentioned that the federal government will launch an anti-cracker marketing campaign from November three. Beneath it, 11 particular squads of the DPCC and metropolis police will examine firecracker manufacturing models to make sure that there is no such thing as a outdated inventory left.