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Which state has rules regarding firecrackers in Diwali, do firecrackers really increase pollution?

Diwali means the festival of sweets and crackers. However, a little carelessness can spoil the fun of colorful lights and explosions of firecrackers. Every year lakhs of people get injured due to this carelessness. Apart from this, the level of pollution in the environment also increases due to firecrackers. In such a situation, various restrictions have been imposed in different states regarding firecrackers so that the air quality does not deteriorate during the festival and winter season.

During the hearing of the petition filed for lifting the ban on burning of firecrackers, the Supreme Court said that there are many ways to celebrate and celebrate the festival. You spend your money on sweets instead of crackers.

Diwali is an important festival in India. For years, people have been burning firecrackers on this occasion. But in view of the increasing pollution and deteriorating air quality, some states have banned the bursting of crackers on the occasion of Diwali this year. However, there is no restriction in some states. While there are some states where firecrackers can be burst, but only green crackers. Let us know in which state what rules have been implemented regarding firecrackers in Diwali.

Delhi

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CM Arvind Kejriwal’s government is alert in view of air pollution in the capital Delhi. The Delhi government has given information about the new rules regarding the burning and buying of firecrackers in the capital. Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that buying and burning firecrackers in Delhi can attract a fine of Rs 200 and imprisonment for 6 months.

Along with this, those manufacturing, storing and selling firecrackers here may have to pay three years imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 5,000. A total of 408 parties have been formed to implement the ban on firecrackers in Delhi on Diwali.

Punjab

The Punjab government has banned the use of firecrackers on Diwali and Gurpurab to avoid the rise in pollution levels in its state. In the instructions issued by the Punjab government, it was said that only green firecrackers will be allowed on Diwali and Gurpurab.

In Punjab, on the occasion of Diwali and Gurpurab, green crackers can be burst from 8 pm to 10 pm. It was said from the government that there is a ban on burning of crackers in Mandi Gobindgarh and Jalandhar. Earlier, in Chandigarh and Haryana also, a ban has been imposed on the burning of firecrackers.

Haryana

In Haryana this time Diwali will be celebrated without crackers. In fact, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has banned the making, selling and bursting of firecrackers in the state. This ban will continue till further orders. However, green crackers can be burnt in the state.

The board has written a letter to all the district deputy commissioners regarding the ban of crackers in the state and directed them to strictly follow the order. The board said that between October and January, the level of pollution in the state increases significantly. Due to which children and the elderly have difficulty in breathing. This is the reason why firecrackers have been banned on this festival.

West Bengal

In West Bengal too, the burning or sale and storage of firecrackers other than green firecrackers has been banned. According to the rules issued here, burning of crackers will be allowed in this state from 8 pm to 10 pm on the day of Kali Puja and Diwali. On the day of Chhath Puja, firecrackers can be burnt from 6 am to 8 pm.

Tamil Nadu

In view of the deteriorating air quality in Tamil Nadu, only two hours of bursting of firecrackers has been allowed on the day of Diwali. For the last four years, two hours have been fixed for bursting crackers in this state.

According to the rules, firecrackers can be used here from 6 to 7 in the morning and from 7 to 8 in the night. This is the time fixed for bursting of crackers in Puducherry.

Shock to the cracker industry

Due to the restrictions imposed on firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali this year, the cracker business has also been affected a lot. Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, which is considered to be the hub of firecrackers, had a business of Rs 6 thousand crores every year. But the industry has been hit first due to Corona and then due to restrictions.

Do firecrackers really increase pollution?

In the last few years, we must have heard of banning every year with the arrival of Diwali. In some states, these rules remain in force for a month after the end of this festival. The reason for doing this, especially in the capital Delhi-NCR and surrounding areas, is to protect the deteriorating air from getting worse. The University of Minnesota and the National Institute of Finance and Policy in the year 2018 conducted a study on the effect of firecrackers on the bad air in Delhi. had. For this study, data from the year 2013 to 2016 was taken. In which it was claimed that every year the amount of PM2.5 in Delhi increases by 40 percent on the next day of Diwali. At the same time, there was a 100% increase in PM2.5 between 6 pm and 11 pm on Diwali.

According to a 2021 report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there was a significant difference between air pollution and noise pollution before and after Diwali of 2020. In this report, data was from 8 cities including Delhi, Bhopal, Agra, Bangalore. According to which the next day after Diwali, there was an increase of 22 percent to 114 percent in the quantity of PM10 in 8 cities. According to this, the quantity of PM10 in Delhi had increased by 67.1% after Diwali. Whereas, in Lucknow it had increased by 114%. At the same time, the amount of PM2.5 in Delhi had increased to 82.9% and in Lucknow to 67.6%.

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