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Govt asks officials to ensure compliance of firecracker

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government has issued directives to senior officials to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court's order putting restrictions on sale and bursting of firecrackers.

The last month permitted sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide and fixed a two-hour time period from 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.

The sent letters to the director general of police, divisional commissioners, police commissioners and superintendents of police across the state on November 3 with regard to the SC order, a said Tuesday.

The letter also directed the authorities to take action against illegal sale of firecrackers, said Amitabh Gupta, (special).

"Directions have been issued to the police to keep tab on compliance of time restriction," he told

In the wake of the Supreme Court's order, sale of firecrackers in has witnessed a sharp decline, a seller in suburban Kurla said.

"The sale has fallen to almost half compared to the last year... it (the order) has certainly hit our business," he said.

A said that with the restricting the time during which firecrackers can be burst, traders may have to wind up the puja on Laxmi Pujan day of Diwali a little earlier.

Firecrackers are burst on a large scale after the puja.

"The court allowed bursting of firecrackers for two hours, from 8 pm to 10 pm. Laxmi puja time is between 6 pm to 8.30 pm. So we will have to wind up the puja in a hurry (so as to burst firecrackers)," said Pramod Harlalka, a in the stock market.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:15 IST
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