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Delhi imposes full ban on storage, sale and use of firecrackers forward of Diwali

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities has imposed a full ban on the sale and storage of firecrackers forward of the pageant season. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to make the announcement.

“In view of the worsening situation of Delhi’s air pollution throughout Diwali for the final three years, like final 12 months, an entire ban is being imposed on the storage, sale, and use of all kinds of firecrackers so that individuals’s lives may be saved,” Kejriwal tweeted.

CM Kejriwal additionally appealed to the merchants to keep away from storing firecrackers as they suffered heavy losses final 12 months. “In view of the seriousness of air pollution after the stocking of firecrackers by merchants final 12 months, an entire ban was imposed late in view of the seriousness of which merchants suffered losses. It’s an attraction to all of the merchants that this time in view of the whole ban, don’t do any type of storage,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Setting Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday sought an appointment with Union Setting Minister Bhupender Yadav to debate measures to be taken to scale back air pollution within the nationwide capital.

In the meantime, to handle the issue of smog in Delhi-NCR due to stubble burning within the adjoining states of Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh, the Central Authorities has launched Rs 496 crores to subsidise the equipment that’s required in-situ administration of the crop residue.

For the previous few years, Delhi and its adjoining areas have been badly affected by extreme air air pollution resulting in the worst Air High quality Index (AQI) owing to smog attributable to stubble burning, firecrackers bursting accrued with different issues.

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