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When compared to firecrackers, vehicles appear to cause more pollution: SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday asked why people were "running after" the industry when it seems vehicles are a "bigger" source of

The top court has asked the Centre if there is any comparative study on the "proportion of pollution" caused by firecrackers and automobiles.

It observed that people involved in of firecrackers have lost jobs and said the court does not "wish to generate unemployment".

"Is there any comparative study on what proportion of is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobile?

"It seems you are running after firecrackers but bigger contributor is perhaps vehicles," a bench of justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer told A N S Nadkarni, who is appearing for the Centre.

The bench was hearing a plea which has sought a complete ban on the use of firecrackers across on the ground that it gives rise to pollution.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 14:20 IST