Nagaland bans sale, use of firecrackers, partial ban in Assam ahead of Diwali

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Nagaland bans sale, use of firecrackers, partial ban in Assam ahead of Diwali

Before Diwali, the Nagaland government has announced a whole ban across the purchase and make use of of firecrackers within the condition up to the month from the month of the month of january 31 pick up.

A notification from Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam on Tuesday noticed that bursting firecrackers releases dangerous chemicals harmful for that respiratory system system system health of vulnerable groups and so forth pollutants further may prove hazardous for retrieved furthermore to active Covid-19 patients.

“Considering the potentially dangerous connection between the bursting of firecrackers, the issue government has provided to influence obvious from the purchase and make use of of firecrackers in lots of parts of the issue from November 10, 2020, for the month from the month of the month of january 31, 2021, in public places interest,” pointed out within the government notification.

The ban remains enforced under Section 22 (2) (h) within the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

The Nagaland government cautioned that anybody found violating an order may be punished under relevant provisions within the Disaster Management Act, 2005 along with other relevant laws and regulations and rules and rules and entrusted the Deputy Commissioners, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur and Superintendents of Police to consider all measures and necessary actions to make sure compliance.

However, transporting out a notice within the nation’s Eco-friendly Tribunal to 18 states including Assam, Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) has issued a notification banning the purchase and make use of famous firecrackers in Guwahati city till November 30 evening.

Within the notification, Pollution Control Board, Assam noticed that except Guwahati within the areas only eco-friendly crackers may be offered, and bursting is permitted just for two hrs during Diwali festivals from 8 pm to 10 pm, during Chatt Puja from 6 am to eight am and through Christmas and Year eve from 11-55 pm to 12-30 am.

However, keeping aside the NGT and Pollution Control Board ban, Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pointed out with improvement within the Covid-19 situation in Assam, the federal government hasn’t planned any limitations across the celebration of Diwali including using firecrackers.

Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: As with other religion, Hindus possess the right to celebrate festivals. With improvement in #COVID19 situation in Assam,we plan no limitations on celebration of #Diwali including use of #Firecrackers. However, kindly remember, self-restraint is essential to combat #COVID19.”

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