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TN CM urges Centre to amend act to protect firecracker units

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

K said today his will take all steps to protect the firework industry in the state and urged the Centre to bring in amendment to exempt them from the ambit of the Environment (Protection) Act.

He said firecracker factories in Sivakasi were on indefinite strike and will place the facts when a case related to it comes up in Supreme on January 22.

Besides, the will also urge the Centre to bring in amendment in the present act to safeguard the industry, which was on an indefinite strike from December 23, said.

When asked about party rebel T T V Dhinakaran, the chief minister quipped, "Let us talk about good things and good people on the auspicious occasion of "

Later, took part in celebrations organised by the Airport authorities here.

The Supreme had on October 13 banned the sale of firecrackers in the national capital till October 31 while dismissing traders' plea for permission to sell crackers for at least a day or two before Diwali on October 19, 2017.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:15 IST