SC for display of community fireworks

Ban on firecrackers lifted by Supreme Court in Delhi-NCR

Now firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR, including neighbouring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, in the coming festive season to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali. It had banned the grant or renewal of firecracker licences after various petitions had sought ban on use of fireworks during Diwali due to worse air quality.

About temporary licenses to selk firecrackers, the bench capped the number at 500 and directed the Delhi Police to make sure the number of temporary licenses is not more than 50 per cent of such licenses in 2016. At this time, Supreme Court has revoked the suspension of permanent licenses of Fire Crackers sellers.

Last year Delhi suffered a heavy smog, for which an immediate cabinet meet was also held, hoever, Delhi CM Kejriwal said that the reason behind the poor condition was because of crop burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana, and no amount of odd-even rule would help if the crop burning isn't stopped.

The court has directed constitution of a committee chaired by Chairperson of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The panel has been asked to submit report by the end of this year. It is a good attempt to keep the rising pollution level of the capital. Disposing of an application filed by fireworks' manufacturers based in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said "The health of people in Delhi and NCR must take precedence over any commercial or other interest of the applicant, or any of the permanent licensees and, therefore, a graded regulation is necessary which would eventually result in a prohibition".

The Bench in its directions also issued an advisory to the Centre and concerned agencies to encourage display of fireworks through community participation rather than individual indulgence.

The court added that the revival of licenses will be reviewed after Diwali depending upon ambient air quality post-Diwali. However, this year Diwali came on 19th October 2017.

It further set up a committee to carry out a research on impact of bursting firecrackers during Dussehra and Diwali.

Regarding the health issues of children and Pollution Court has taken this decision. Moreover, they could n't stop the bursting of crackers it is not that much easy to monitor the whole area.

It said these authorities need to realise their responsibility regarding the care and protection of health of the people in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) and the importance of launching a sustained campaign to reduce air pollution to manageable limits during and after Diwali. Of Course, children also must support to this order, even they love crackers also.

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