The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday prolonged the ban on the sale and use of all firecrackers in view of the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi-Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) and different cities, the place the air high quality is within the poor and above class.
It stated throughout Christmas and on the New Yr, using inexperienced crackers might be allowed between 11.55pm and 12.30am however solely at locations the place air high quality is within the average zone or higher.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel stated its route to limit using firecrackers will proceed.
“There might be a complete ban on the sale and use of all types of firecrackers throughout Covid-19 pandemic within the NCR and all cities/cities within the nation the place the ambient air high quality falls underneath the poor and above class,” the bench stated.
The NGT additionally directed district magistrates to make sure that firecrackers will not be bought in Delhi-NCR and ordered strict compliance with the ban.
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Final month, forward of Diwali, the NGT imposed an entire ban on the sale and use of all types of firecrackers from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight in Delhi and NCR, in addition to in locations which had recorded poor air high quality ranges in 2019.
The NGT then hooked up a listing of 122 locations throughout the nation, which had recorded poor air high quality ranges in November 2019.