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Crackdown on Crackers: States Regulate, Ban Fireworks Around Diwali
E-News | 04/11/2020 08:20 PM | Click to read full article
States are coming up with various rules for firecrackers this festive season amid concerns over air pollution and Covid-19. While Odisha, West Bengal, Rajasthan have already banned fireworks, more states are likely to join.
On Tuesday, the Odisha government banned the sale and use of firecrackers from November 10 to 30. Karnataka has published guidelines for firecracker sales. The West Bengal government has also imposed a ban on bursting of crackers on Kali Puja and Diwali.