Firecrackers' ban in Delhi-NCR adds to traders' misery

After ban on firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) in the run-up of Diwali, the traders are the ones who are facing its brunt the most. According to firecrackers businessman they are already facing huge loss because of the demonetisation and the GST rollout and now after the apex court's decision, they have been compelled to close their shops. A three-judge bench restored apex court's November 2016 order banning sale of crackers in NCR and suspended its September 2017 order - which allowed limited sale but banned imports from other states. In September's order, the apex court had modified its order and allowed limited sale of firecrackers but banned import from other states.