Burning and selling of firecrackers has been banned in the entire NCR since midnight of November 9. This ban will continue till the night of 30 November. Explain that in view of the increasing pollution, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a ban in NCR since Monday.

Know that the Delhi government has already banned the sale and use of firecrackers in the capital. The decision will apply to all cities of NCR including Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gurugram, Faridabad, Baghpat.

In this regard, a bench headed by NGT chief Justice AK Goel has directed to ban the sale and use of firecrackers in all the cities of the country where the air quality has been very poor in November last year.

However, people of those cities can use green firecrackers on Diwali, Chhath, Christmas, New Year and other festivals where the air quality is in the middle category. But only two hours will be allowed to burn green firecrackers.

The NGT has directed the Pollution Control Committees / Boards of all states and union territories to conduct special campaigns for pollution control in the wake of the Karona epidemic. At the same time, the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police, Commissioners of all the states and union territories have been directed to issue circulars and ensure compliance with the ban on the use of firecrackers.