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National Green Tribunal Extends Ban on Firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, Other Cities Until Covid-19 Situation Improves [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 7 Dec 2020 7:56pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary National Green Tribunal Extends Ban on Firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, Other Cities Until Covid-19 Situation Improves [READ JUDGMENT]

The National Green Tribunal on 1 December 2020 issued various directions and extended the total ban on sale and use of all kinds of firecracker in the Delhi/NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category.

The tribunal sought remedial action against pollution by use of fire crackers, aggravating the menace of Covid- 19 pandemic, posing higher danger to the lives and health of the vulnerable groups 

Directions Issued by the National Green Tribunal

On December 1, 2020, National Green Tribunal issued directions on sale of Firecracker and its use which read as under:

  1. There will be total ban on sale and use of all kinds of fire crackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category. 
  2. Direction to restrict use of fire crackers in cities/towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below to green crackers only and for duration of not more than two hours and only for celebration of any specified festivals or permitted occasions will continue. Such festivals be specified by the States. Other than specified festivals, prior permission of the District Magistrate of the area will be required for use of crackers for limited period which will be given having regard to air quality. 
  3. During Christmas and New Year, green crackers can be used from 11:55 pm to 12:30 am only at places where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme… Continue Reading...

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