After Delhi, will firecrackers be banned in Maharashtra next?
Firecrackers might get banned in Maharashtra after Supreme Court upholds the ban in Delhi. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to make an announcement of some sorts.
What’s the story?
Supreme Court banned firecrackers in Delhi this year and after that, there is a possibility of a ban in Maharashtra as well. Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said that the final decision will lie with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Ramdas Kadam was speaking at the time when school students were sworn in to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.
In the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Education Minister Vinod Tawde and Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam, the students were educated about an eco-friendly Diwali.
License cancelled in Delhi
In Delhi this year, it’ll be a firecracker-less Diwali. The Supreme Court has upheld this year's decision of ban on firecracker sale. All licenses granted by the police have been cancelled.
Restriction until November 1
This year, the order issued on September 12 will be effective until November 1. In this order, the Delhi NCR was allowed to sell fireworks with certain conditions. But now the new order will not allow sellers to sell crackers till November 1.