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Punjab's Chief Minister makes an official statement on bursting firecrackers this Diwali, Gurpurab

Ish Sharma Darpan, 11 Nov, 2020 12:34 AM
  • Punjab's Chief Minister makes an official statement on bursting firecrackers this Diwali, Gurpurab

The Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday went ahead and put out an official post on restricted fire cracker usage this Diwali. 

The ban came into effect on Nov 9th at midnight and is in place until November 20th or December 1st—depending on the poor Air Pollution Levels (AQIs).

As per his tweet, only environmently friendly firecrackers are allowed which are in line with directions given from the  National Green Tribunal (NGT), as well as, various judicial orders passed amid the reports of the fire-crackers likely to worsen the unprecedented COVID19 health crisis. 

On Diwali day Nov 14th green crackers can be lit  for two hours from 8 pm to 10 pm. On Guru Nanak's birthday on November 30th it would be allowed from 4 am to 5 am and then again from 9 pm to 10 pm. On Christmas Eve, people can light  crackers from 11:55 pm till 12:30 am.

Minister Singh directed the Department of Science, Technology, and Environment to issue the mandatory notification through a virtual meeting. 

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