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Delhi Police reaches out to masses with 'Green Diwali' msg

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Police, in its bid to promote "green crackers" this festive season, is organising street plays, making radio announcements and visiting educational institutions, to drive home the point.

The action comes in the backdrop of the recent ruling that only low-emission firecrackers be burnt in the Delhi-between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali and other festivals.

Taking the help of mobile services, radio announcements and advertisements, the city has appealed public to only use 'green crackers' away from silence zones such as hospitals, schools, courts and religious places.

The have asked people to burst crackers at

pre-identified places on Diwali and requested them to

cooperate and assist the force in following the court direction.

Meetings have also been held with market welfare associations and residents welfare associations in this regard, Nupur Prasad, of (north) said.

She said pamphlets have been distributed and posters pasted in shopping malls and market areas appealing public to follow the directions.

The police have been regularly making announcements through loud speakers in several localities, including residential areas and market places, a said.

Our police officers visited schools and instructed students about the directives and told them about the consequences of bursting firecrackers in the wake of rising air pollution and requested them to use only green crackers and follow the time frame, Anto Alphonse, of Police (Dwarka) said.

'Nukkad nataks' (street plays) were also organised in various busy market areas to sensitise people about green crackers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 22:10 IST