Taking note of the recent Supreme Court’s order on celebrating a ‘green Diwali’ this year, several societies in Dwarka have started sensitizing their residents on the key aspects of the directive.
In its verdict, the apex court had said that people will be allowed to burn only low-polluting green crackers, which are within permitted decibel limits and emission norms, between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali.
RWAs and management of societies are taking several steps to make children and senior citizens aware of the directive. President of Garden Estate Apartments in Sector 22, Dwarka, Col KS Chaudhry, said, “This year, our residents will only be allowed to burst crackers at central park during the allotted time.”
Treasurer of Lovely Home Apartments in Sector 5, Vishal Gupta, said that they have already sent personal messaged to all the residents enlisting the points of the court’s order. “We will try and keep the pollution levels to the minimum.”
In its directive, the Supreme Court had refused to impose a nationwide blanket ban of sale of crackers. However, it had imposed timing restrictions and said that SHOs of the area would be held liable in case of any violation of the order.
Meanwhile, the RWAs have extended their full support to police so that the directive is fully enacted in the sub city. Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Societies, Dwarka, will hold a joint meeting of RWAs, schools and police on Saturday at Vandana International School, Sector 10, at 4 pm.
General secretary of Federation of CGHS, Sudha Sinha, said, “We are trying to make sure that the directive reaches the maximum number of people and the community follows it effectively.”