The Punjab government led by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Singh Mann (Bhagwant Mann). pollution (Pollution) is encouraging the use of explosives. Giving information, Environment Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hare said that the government will allow the use of less polluting firecrackers for a very short time on Diwali, Gurupurab, Christmas and New Year.
Meet Hare said that following the various guidelines of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal (NGT), Punjab and Haryana High Court and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, the state government has encouraged the use of less polluting crackers. has been
There will also be a ban on online sales
Meet Hare said that Diwali (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Gurupurab (4:00 am to 05:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Christmas 11:55 pm to 12:30 a.m.) and on New Year’s Eve (11:55 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) with low pollution only. crackers can only be run
The Environment Minister said that the manufacture, stock, distribution, sale and use of chain crackers (chain crackers) has been banned in the state. He said that it has also been instructed that the sale of permitted firecrackers will be done only through licensed traders. Meet Hare said that Flipkart, Amazon and other e-commerce websites will not accept any online orders within the state.
Appropriate action will be taken on violation
Environment Minister said that Punjab Pollution Control Board have been directed to conduct short-term surveillance in selected cities of the state. He said that the police officers will ensure the sale and use of less polluting firecrackers at permitted times and at specified places. Any violation of the guidelines will result in immediate disciplinary action.