Firecracker Ban: What are the rules in different states?

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The festival of Diwali will be celebrated with great pomp across the country on Thursday. On this festival of happiness, the whole country will be seen immersed in the light of diyas. People do not light diyas on this festival, but also burn firecrackers fiercely. However, this time given pollution and corona, the state governments have made different rules on Diwali. So before the Diwali fireworks start, we are going to tell you the rules of your state.

Given the pollution in Delhi, the Kejriwal government has completely banned the burning and sale of firecrackers. CM Kejriwal has announced this ban in September itself. Announcing this decision, he had said that it is ‘necessary to save lives.

Although the state government has given exemption regarding worship, during this time it has been asked to follow the corona rules.

Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has banned firecrackers in NCR. That is, the sale of firecrackers has been banned in the city. People living in NCR will have to celebrate Diwali without crackers this time. Although the Yogi government has not banned firecrackers in other areas of the state but has asked to burn green crackers. Along with this, Corona has also been asked to follow the rules.

Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh

Rajasthan has given exemption on burning and selling crackers, but people will be able to burn only green crackers. However, the state government has permitted the bursting of crackers only for two hours. In Chhattisgarh too, the bursting of crackers has been allowed only for two hours. Along with this, the state governments have asked citizens to avoid going to crowded areas. In Punjab also, bursting of crackers has been allowed only for two hours.

Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government has not imposed any ban on firecrackers. However, in cities where the air quality is below 100 to 200, crackers can be burst only for two hours on the day of Diwali. Green crackers have been exempted during this period.

Maharashtra and Assam

The Maharashtra government has appealed to the people not to burst crackers on Diwali. Along with this, instructions have also been issued regarding pollution and corona. The state government has asked people not to crowd the markets and follow corona rules during the festive season. According to the report, the Assam Pollution Control Board has banned the burning of crackers in the state. However, some people have been allowed to burn green crackers for up to two hours.

West Bengal

In West Bengal too, given Corona, the sale and purchase of firecrackers have been banned on Kali Puja, Diwali and other festivals.

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