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Firecracker ban from Dec 1 to Jan 31 in 6 Chhattisgarh cities

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A ban has been enforced in six major cities of for two months in order to control air pollution, a said Sunday.

The ban, between December 1 this year and January 31 next year, has been put in place in Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, Durg, Raigarh and Korba by the Conservation Board, its told

However, he said, bursting of firecrackers will be allowed between 11:55pm and 12:30am on and New Year as per the Supreme Court's directive.

The in 2017 took the decision to ban crackers in six cities for two months under section 19(5) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, Savant said, adding that the move was yielding positive results.

He informed that online continuous stack emission monitoring systems had been installed in all rolling mills in

Besides, ambient air quality monitoring stations were operational in different parts of which was helping curb air pollution, he said.

He said these measures had ensured that Raipur's air quality was in the "good" category.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 14:30 IST