No blanket ban on firecrackers, sale of green crackers allowed: SC

Shruti Mahajan October 23 2018

The Supreme Court today refused to impose a complete ban on firecrackers ahead of Diwali but has imposed certain conditions on the sale and manufacture of crackers.

The Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan has allowed the sale and manufacture of green crackers and low emission crackers alone.

The Bench was prompted to impose these restrictions after taking note of studies which indicated that the air quality in Delhi, noise levels and health conditions did worsen during Diwali, even if . . .

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