This year, Diwali will not be celebrated with fireworks in Delhi. The nation’s capital’s environment minister, Gopal Rai, declared on Wednesday that all firecrackers will be banned there until January 1. He said that the internet sales of firecrackers are also subject to the ban.
On Twitter, he said that similar to the previous year, the production, storage, sale, and use of all kinds of firecrackers are fully outlawed in order to protect people’s lives from the pollution threat facing Delhi.
He disclosed that the online purchase and distribution of firecrackers in Delhi would also be prohibited this time. This prohibition will be in effect until January 1, 2023. A strategy will be created with the assistance of the Delhi Police, DPCC, and Revenue Department to ensure that the restriction is rigorously adhered to.
Let us remind you that, from September 28 to January 1, 2022, the Delhi government has declared a complete ban on the selling and setting off of firecrackers in Delhi. The city government has launched a campaign called “पटाखे नहीं दिए जलाओ” to raise awareness about the dangers of firecracker burning. Legal action was also initiated against cracker-bursting individuals at the same time.