Highlights

  • Complete ban on sale, bursting of crackers in Delhi till January 1, 2022
  • Kejriwal had earlier announced ban saying it is 'essential to save lives'
  • DPCC said crackers not favourable for residents' health particularly during pandemic

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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee(DPCC) on Tuesday ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the national capital till January 1, 2022.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier announced a ban on firecrackers on September 15, saying it was "essential to save lives".

According to the committee large scale celebrations by bursting of firecrackers will result not only in large gathering in violation of social distancing norms but also a high level of air pollution leading to serious health issues.

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Citing the link between air pollution and respiratory infections, the committee said bursting of firecrackers under the prevalent pandemic crisis is not favourable.

The pollution control body has asked district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to implement the directions and submit reports on daily action-taken.

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