Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai inspected cracker shops in Nai Sarak ahead of Diwali. As Supreme Court has banned the sale of pollution-causing crackers, 11 teams have been deployed to keep a check on it in the national capital. Sale of only green crackers has been permitted. Gopal Rai said, "According to the Supreme Court's direction, all pollution causing crackers have been banned. Only green crackers have been allowed. 11 teams of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) are visiting cracker shops in Delhi as part of the anti-crackers drive. The team will ensure sale and use of only green crackers." The country will celebrate Diwali on November 14 this year.