Cracker Ban

The cracker controversy: The way out

Stubble burning, we are told, is a much more complicated matter. Of course, it is. But so is pollution. It cannot be reduced just to Diwali fireworks

published on : 6th November 2021

No leniency for firecracker ban violators: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

He said that a special vigilance campaign would be run in the border areas of Delhi so that illegally, there would be no purchase, sale, movement and storage of firecrackers anywhere.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Blanket ban on firecrackers to continue in Delhi: Official 

A senior official of the Delhi Pollution Control Board said there is no discussion or plan to allow green-certified firecrackers in Delhi and "the blanket ban will continue".

published on : 1st November 2021

SC sets aside HC order banning firecrackers in Bengal, says can't impose complete ban

"Strengthen the mechanism to supervise and see that misuse is stopped," the bench observed, adding that this is not a new issue and it is the executive which has to take a call on the issue.

published on : 1st November 2021

Calcutta HC's ban on firecrackers: SC says Bengal government, pollution board need to be heard

The high court on October 29 had banned sale, use and purchase of all types of firecrackers in the state.

published on : 1st November 2021

SC to hear plea against HC order banning firecrackers in Bengal during Diwali, other festivals

The plea said if a blanket ban is imposed in this season on the sale and use of firecrackers in the state of West Bengal, the sellers and manufacturers will have to suffer irreparable losses.

published on : 31st October 2021

Haryana government bans firecrackers in 14 NCR districts

The directive will also apply to all cities and towns in the state where the average of ambient air quality during November (as per available data of last year) is in "poor" and above categories.

published on : 31st October 2021

SC says firecracker ban not against any community

The SC had said it cannot infringe the right to life of other citizens under the guise of employment while considering a ban on firecrackers and its prime focus is the right to life of citizens.

published on : 28th October 2021

'Patake Nahi Diye Jalao': Delhi government to launch new campaign to enforce ban on firecrackers

Environment minister Gopal Rai held a joint meeting with officials of the Delhi Police and the environment department to oversee the fight against pollution in the Capital.

published on : 26th October 2021

HC to hear on October 22 plea against ban on firecracker by Delhi government

Delhi government counsel Santosh Kumar Tripathi said the issue was coming up for hearing before the Supreme Court.

published on : 6th October 2021

'Essential to save lives': Complete ban on firecrackers up to January 1 in Delhi

The pollution control body has asked district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to implement the directions and submit daily action-taken reports to it.

published on : 28th September 2021

Firecracker ban: Cannot infringe right to life of other citizens under guise of employment, says SC

"Our prime focus is the right to life of innocent citizens. If we find green crackers are there and accepted by the committee of experts we will pass suitable orders," the bench said,.

published on : 28th September 2021

Silent Diwali for keeping Delhi’s air clean as Kejriwal announces ban on firecrackers

AAP government announces complete ban on storage and sale of fire crackers with immediate effect.

published on : 16th September 2021

Supreme Court to deliver verdict Tuesday on countrywide ban on firecrackers

The apex court had earlier said there is a need to take into account all aspects, including the fundamental right of livelihood of firecracker manufacturers and the right to health.

published on : 23rd October 2018