The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Tuesday introduced that the sale and bursting of firecrackers can be banned in 13 districts, positioned in or close to Nationwide Capital Area, from midnight November 9 to midnight November 30. Yogi Adityanath authorities took this resolution within the wake of deteriorating air high quality in districts — Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Noida, Better Noida, Baghpat, and Bulandshahr.
In the meantime, the state authorities has allowed the sale and use of inexperienced crackers in solely these districts the place air high quality is ‘average’ or higher.
The ban on the firecrackers can be lifted by the respective district administrations on December 1 after reviewing the air high quality of those districts. If the AQI of any of those districts stays the identical or threatening, the ban will stay in place until additional discover.
The Adityanath authorities will adjust to the orders of the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) concerning firecrackers on Diwali this 12 months.
As per the Further Chief Secretary, House, Avanish Awasthi, “The NGT’s order is an in depth one and we are going to adjust to it. The air high quality is deteriorating and steps must be taken to deal with the problem.”