Firecracker Ban: States impose restrictions on firecrackers, Here are the states where crackers are completely banned

Publish Date: 02 Nov, 2021 |

The festival season has embarked in the country but in a dull atmosphere once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The general public has been asked the government to follow the COVID-19 norms during the celebrations of 5 day long Diwali festivities. 

People usually stay excited for Diwali because of the firecrackers that are burnt on this day. But every year the very next day of Diwali witnesses extreme pollution. Keeping in mind these environment problems, states have restricted the use of firecrackers in several ways. While some states have completely banned the burning of firecrackers, some states have allowed green crackers and only such crackers will be burnt on Diwali. 

Firecrackers restrictions in Delhi

The National Capital is going to celebrate Diwali with complete ban on firecrackers. The air quality in Delhi is already poor. On September 15,2021 Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal had announced the decision of completely banning the firecrackers in the capital territory. He said that the ban has been imposed to protect the lives of people.

After this, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee on September 28,2021, ordered complete ban on the sale and burning of firecrackers till January 1, 2022.

Firecrackers restrictions in Haryana

Complete ban on firecrackers has been ordered in 14 Districts of Haryana, that lie around Delhi. According to the order of the state government, crackers will not be ordered through online shopping sites as well in these districts. The state government also said that due to burning of crackers,sensitive people face problems in breathing. Haryana government also mentioned the orders of Green Tribunal and Supreme Court. 

Firecrackers restrictions  in Uttar Pradesh

Keeping in mind the poor air quality, UP government has also prohibited the sale or burning of any kind of crackers in few of its cities of NCR and some other cities as well. In areas where the air quality is moderate, only green crackers have been allowed and that too for 2 hours only. Similarly, during Christmas and New Year as well, crackers will be allowed only during 11:55 pm- 12:30 am. 

Firecrackers restrictions in Punjab

Channi government in Punjab has also banned the use of firecrackers on Diwali and Gurupurab. The order allowed only the use of green crackers for the festivals and that too between 8 pm-10 pm. 

Firecrackers restrictions in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government has allowed green crackers for two hours in the areas where Air Quality Index is less than 100-200. No crackers will be allowed in the areas where Air Quality index is more than 200. 

Firecrackers restrictions in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh government already fixed the time for burning crackers in the state, keeping in mind the upcoming Chhath and Diwali festivals. People will be able to burn crackers only during the specified time.

Firecrackers restrictions in West Bengal

West Bengal government has appealed to use just green crackers during Kali Pooja and Diwali and has decided 2 hour time for the same. 

Firecrackers restrictions in Assam

Assam government has banned all crackers except the green crackers and they can be burnt between 8 pm- 10 pm.

Firecrackers restrictions in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu government too has allowed just green crackers int he state and has decided 2 hour time to burn them

Firecrackers restrictions in Karnataka

Karnataka government has also allowed only green crackers in the state keeping in mind the pollution that follows the day of Diwali.


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