Diwali 2022: 5 States And Union Territories That Have Restricted Burning Of Firecrackers This Year

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Diwali 2022: 5 States And Union Territories That Have Restricted Burning Of Firecrackers This Year

Between the months of October and January, air pollution levels rise significantly. Thanks to the celebration of Diwali, when people burst firecrackers in no limit. But now that the government and people are seeing the consequences of the same, they have started taking preventive measures. To reduce air pollution, these states and Union Territories have restricted burning firecrackers this year.

1. West Bengal

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West Bengal Government has allowed only green firecrackers during Kali Puja which is on October 24. Green firecrackers do not contain harmful chemicals. The Calcutta court has announced that only those green firecrackers which have QR codes on them can be used. These special firecrackers will be imported and sold only during the festival. It has directed the Pollution Control Board and the West Bengal government to ensure that the people follow the rules.

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2. Delhi

The Delhi government has imposed a complete ban on the sale, purchase and manufacturing of firecrackers. The capital won’t lift the ban till January 1, 2023. The Environment Minister of Delhi has announced a fine of ₹200 and a jail term of up to 6 months for people who do not abide by the ban. Those manufacturing and selling firecrackers can face a fine of ₹5000 and imprisonment of three years.

3. Punjab


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Punjab Government has allowed people to burst crackers during Diwali but with some guidelines. They can burst green firecrackers only for two hours. The timings are 8 pm and 10 pm on 24th October. It has also banned the manufacturing, purchase and sale of joined firecrackers in the state. The sale and use of only green firecrackers are permitted in the state. The permission to burst crackers will be given for Prakash Purab, Christmas and New Year too after Diwali.

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4. Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu has been following the rule of bursting crackers only for an hour for four years now. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board announced firecrackers bursting in the state only at a certain time. The timings are between 6 am and 7 am and 7 pm and 8 pm. Citizens are requested to avoid joined firecrackers in the state. It has also restricted the bursting of crackers in silent zones like hospitals, schools and courts.

5. Haryana

The Haryana government has put a ban on the manufacturing, sale and purchase of firecrackers in the state this year. The officials made it clear that only green firecrackers are allowed for sale and use. National Green Tribunal and Haryana State Pollution Control Board are the reasons for this decision to come into effect in the state.

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