Guwahati: To impose a ban on firecrackers this Diwali, the district administration have launched drive in Assam.
The ban imposed by the Pollution Control Board, Assam, on the basis of a National Green Tribunal order is being executed by the DCs.
Selling and bursting of all firecrackers have been banned in Guwahati city from November 10 to November 30 this year. While in other places, only green crackers are being allowed with specific time.
The ban was imposed keeping in view the need of public interest to curb high air pollution in Guwahati which is bracketed as “poor” in the “Air Quality Index” (AQI).
In an order by PCBA, it is stated that bursting of firecrackers releases copious amount of harmful chemicals, which have a severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups and such pollutants can further aggravate conditions of COVID-19 positive persons besides persons staying in home isolation.