Firecrackers Ban

The Supreme Court in 2017 suspended the sale of firecrackers till November 1 to curb the alarming air pollution in New Delhi. The ban was on the sale of firecrackers, not the use of it. In August, 2018, Centre ruled out the nationwide ban on firecrackers. They suggested a freeze on the production of Laris or series crackers.

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Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

06 Nov 2020

Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers

Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

#NewYearsEve: Delhiites burst firecrackers throwing SC-order out of the window

01 Jan 2019

#NewYearsEve: Delhiites burst firecrackers throwing SC-order out of the window

Even as the national capital continued its battle with toxic air, several instances of firecracker bursting, before and after the time limit fixed by the apex court, were observed in Delhi-NCR during New Year celebrations.

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

29 Dec 2018

'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Delhi Police to ensure the apex court order on burning firecrackers is complied with on New Year.

Delhi: Drunk man sets 18 vehicles on fire, FIR registered

07 Nov 2018

Delhi: Drunk man sets 18 vehicles on fire, FIR registered

In a bizarre and equally shocking incident, a drunk man set vehicles on fire in Delhi's Madangir area on Tuesday.

Man arrested for bursting crackers, but authorities unsure about 'green-crackers'

04 Nov 2018

Man arrested for bursting crackers, but authorities unsure about 'green-crackers'

In a first case, the Delhi police arrested a Ghazipur-based man on Saturday after he didn't follow the Supreme Court orders and burst crackers.

Delhi: Confused over SC order, firecrackers sellers shut shops voluntarily

02 Nov 2018

Delhi: Confused over SC order, firecrackers sellers shut shops voluntarily

Ahead of Diwali, dealers have decided to voluntarily shut their firecrackers shops in Old Delhi as they are confused about the Supreme Court order.

Supreme Court's Diwali dhamaka: Orders only 'green crackers' for Delhi-NCR

31 Oct 2018

Supreme Court's Diwali dhamaka: Orders only 'green crackers' for Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court today clarified that firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this Diwali and other festivals.

WB Pollution Control  Board welcomes SC verdict on firecrackers

23 Oct 2018

WB Pollution Control Board welcomes SC verdict on firecrackers

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's order which permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide but fixed a two-hour time period from 8pm to 10pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.

SC refuses complete ban on firecrackers; online sale banned

23 Oct 2018

SC refuses complete ban on firecrackers; online sale banned

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to put a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers but said that only low emission firecrackers should be sold by licensed sellers.

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

16 Jan 2018

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.

Despite cracker ban, Delhiites should brace for a polluted Diwali

19 Oct 2017

Despite cracker ban, Delhiites should brace for a polluted Diwali

Despite the SC ban on firecrackers, Delhiites should brace for a very polluted Diwali.

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

18 Oct 2017

Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.

Pollution levels to spike on Diwali despite SC's firecrackers ban

18 Oct 2017

Pollution levels to spike on Diwali despite SC's firecrackers ban

Turns out the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR might not even have the intended results.

Delhi Air Pollution: Diesel generators banned; cars may be next!

17 Oct 2017

Delhi Air Pollution: Diesel generators banned; cars may be next!

As Delhi continues to reach dangerously high air pollution levels, diesel generators have been banned, under the new Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) enforced today to combat pollution.

SC ban on crackers adds to GST, demonetization woes

17 Oct 2017

SC ban on crackers adds to GST, demonetization woes

Traders were already suffering from the blows of demonetization and GST, both of which hit business severely.

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

14 Oct 2017

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

13 Oct 2017

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

The SC has refused to modify its ban on firecrackers over allegations of communal targeting. It has urged people not to politicize the issue.

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

12 Oct 2017

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

The latest to slam the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR is Baba Ramdev. The Patanjali founder has said the apex court's order targeted a particular community.

A court order can't stop Delhi from celebrating Diwali

11 Oct 2017

A court order can't stop Delhi from celebrating Diwali

Despite the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, you can still procure some legally. It won't be easy though: you will have to undertake a six-eight hour journey costing few thousands.

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

11 Oct 2017

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.

No firecrackers for Delhiites this Diwali, SC rules

09 Oct 2017

No firecrackers for Delhiites this Diwali, SC rules

Delhiites will have to settle for a silent Diwali this year. In a bid to check pollution, the SC has ruled that no firecrackers would be sold on the festival this time.

NGT refuses to lift diesel vehicles ban in Delhi-NCR

14 Sep 2017

NGT refuses to lift diesel vehicles ban in Delhi-NCR

The NGT has dismissed a plea by the Centre against its ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. "One diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles," it observed.

Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR lifted

13 Sep 2017

Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR lifted

Ahead of Diwali, the SC has lifted a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. The ban had come last year after poor quality of air was recorded during and after Diwali.

Environmental pollution: SC bans five toxic chemicals in fireworks

01 Aug 2017

Environmental pollution: SC bans five toxic chemicals in fireworks

The SC has banned five chemicals in fireworks- antimony, lithium, mercury, lead and arsenic -which increase air and noise pollution.