Bursting of crackers in front of religious places, courts, hospitals etc. are strictly prohibited by the administration during this period
The ban imposed by the Pollution Control Board, Assam, on the basis of a National Green Tribunal order is being executed by the DCs.
Since animals have a far more acute sense of hearing than ours, the noise of crackers has a terrifying effect on animals.
The contrast of remarks between the PCB and the health minister created fresh confusion
Except for Guwahati, in other areas, only green crackers can be sold and bursting is allowed only for two hours during Deepawali
Pollution Control Board of Assam has urged everyone to avoid bursting fire-crackers as it impacts severely on the health of Covid patients.
The NGT has sought replies from these states on an urgent basis by November 5
The plea before NGT highlighted that increase in pollution may affect vulnerable groups and increases the fatality rate in COVID19 cases
The order further said that the sale of crackers is to be done only by licensed cracker sellers. The purchase of crackers online has been banned.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal extended greetings to the people of Assam on the first day of Diwali with an appeal for an environment-friendly celebration