Chandigarh, November 10: Punjab Chief Minister, on Tuesday, announced that a two-hour window will be given on Diwali, Gurupurab and Christmas to use green firecrackers in the state. However, this relaxation will not be provided in Mandi Gobindgarh because of its poor Air Quality Index and high air pollution. A total ban on firecrackers has been imposed in Mandi Gobindgarh from the intervening night of November 9 and November 10 till December 30. Firecracker Ban Orders Across India on Diwali 2020: From NGT Directives for Delhi NCR to Fixed Timings in Haryana, Karnataka, Here’s All About Rules in Different States.Also Read | Delhi Govt is Strictly Monitoring and Inspecting the Premises of Various Food Business Related to the Sale of Sweets for Hygienic Processing
On November 14, the Diwali day, green crackers are allowed from 8 pm to 10 pm. While on Gurpurab ,November 30, the government has allowed the bursting of firecrackers from 4 am to 5 am and from 9 pm to 10 pm. On Christmas eve, people can burst the crackers from 11:55 pm till 12:30 am.
Apart from Punjab, various states including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Haryana and Delhi have also called for a complete ban on bursting of fire crackers due to worsening air quality and pollution. The NGT, on Monday, imposed a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight.