Firecrackers Ban: The Calcutta High Court has ordered a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. In such a situation, this time there will be a strict ban on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali, Kali Puja, Chhath Puja, Christmas or New Year. At the same time, in the past, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) had announced that only green crackers can be sold in the state.
In the instructions issued by the WBPCB, it was said that such firecrackers can be burst only for two hours between 8 pm and 10 pm. Green crackers were allowed to be burst for two hours during Diwali and on Chhath Puja. On the guidelines issued regarding firecrackers, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said that during Chhath Puja, it is allowed to burst for 2 hours at 6-8 am and on Christmas and New Year’s Eve from 11:55 am to 12:30 pm for 35 minutes. .
Calcutta High Court has ordered a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali/Kali Puja/Chhath Puja/Christmas/New Year due to the #COVID19 pandemic situation in the state. pic.twitter.com/lAWniKMpGq
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2021
The order of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said, “There will be a complete ban on the sale and bursting of all types of firecrackers except green crackers till further orders in this regard in the state. The ban on firecrackers has been imposed keeping in mind the fact that The crackers have been banned keeping in view the fact that the bursting of crackers releases harmful chemicals. This has a serious impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups. The health status of the people living in quarantine will be affected.