Supreme Court Verdict On Firecrackers: 5 Big Takeaways

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Firecracker Ban: Only less polluting crackers will be allowed for a limited time and in designated areas.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said that only firecrackers with reduced emission and decibel levels will be permitted during all festivals. On Diwali, firecrackers could be burst between 8 pm and 10 pm. People can burst firecrackers on Christmas and New Year between 11:55 pm and 12:30 am. Crackers cannot be sold online and if they are, the sites will be hauled up for contempt. Here are the 5 big developments in the story:

  1. Reduced emission crackers are the only things that can be manufactured and sold.
  2. Ladis or chain-firecrackers which are very noisy are banned.
  3. Sale of firecrackers will happen only through licensed vendors.
  4. Only those that are within noise pollution limits set in July 2005 verdict are allowed.
  5. Firecrackers allowed from 8 to 10 pm on Diwali, 11:55 pm to 12:30 am on Christmas and New Year.

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