New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed a total ban on the firecrackers from midnight of November 9 to November 30 in the Delhi-NCR region. There will be a total ban on sale as well as use of firecrackers within the period.
The NGT order said that the ban will be imposed in cities and towns where air quality is in poor category.
It further said that the cities and towns where the air quality is moderate or below, green crackers will be allowed but its use will only be limited to two hours during the festivals of Diwali, Chhath and New Year/Christmas Eve.
Earlier, the Delhi government had banned the use of firecrackers in the city on Thursday citing the rising coronavirus cases in the national capital.
The record for highest single-day spike in new coronavirus cases was broken as Delhi reported 7,745 cases on Sunday. 77 patients died from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,989.
On the other hand, the Haryana government has allowed the use of firecrackers between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali and Gurupurab, and between 11.30 pm and 12.30 am on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.