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Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced on Wednesday that the ban on the production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers will be extended until January 1 to contain pollution during the festival season. . Rai said the ban has also been extended to the online sale of firecrackers.

“The production, storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers are completely prohibited so that people’s lives can be saved,” Rai tweeted.

The restriction will remain in effect until January 1, 2023.

“Online sale/delivery of firecrackers will also be banned in Delhi this time. The restriction will remain in effect until January 1, 2023,” he said.

The minister added that an action plan will be worked out with Delhi Police, Delhi Pollution Control Board and Revenue Department to ensure strict enforcement of the ban.

Last year, the Delhi government ordered a complete ban on the sale and popping of firecrackers, including ‘green crackers’, in the nation’s capital ahead of the festival season following the disease pandemic. coronavirus (Covid-19) and deteriorating air quality. The ban was enforced in the nation’s capital from September 28 to January 1, 2022.

The AAP had also launched the “patakhe nahi diye jalao” campaign to raise awareness against the bursting of firecrackers.


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