Gurugram bans production, sale, storage of firecrackers for 3 months. All you need to know
Gurugram district administration issued an order imposing a ban on manufacture and sale of all types of firecrackers. Allows bursting of green crackers only on allotted date and time.
Gurugram district administration on September 28 issued an order imposing a ban on production, sale and storage of all types of firecrackers.
The order issued by deputy commissioner said the order issued by deputy commissioner Nishant Yadav on Thursday reads, “Exercising the powers vested in me by the virtue of Section 144 of CrPC 1973, the Explosive Act, 1884, and the Explosive Rules and other enabling powers as district magistrate, Gurugram, I prohibit the manufacture, sale, bursting and use of joined firecrackers, except for green crackers, and ban of barium salts in fireworks, in Gurugram district, as it causes air and noise pollution and solid waste problems, from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024."
In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled against a complete ban on firecrackers but allowed the sale of less polluting green crackers through licensed traders. The recent ban in Gurugram specifically targets joined firecrackers, except for green crackers, and the use of barium salts in fireworks.
Nishant Yadav also directed the regional officer of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board to monitor air quality and report data to the respective websites in compliance with Supreme Court and Central Pollution Control Board directives.
Sale of crackers prohibited on Flipkart and Amazon
Yadav issued orders under the Explosive Substances Act 1884 and Explosive Substances Rules 2008 regarding the storage, sale and production of firecrackers. E-commerce companies like Flipkart and Amazon were instructed not to accept online orders for firecrackers under Section 144 of CrPC. The administration also directed for creating awareness about green crackers and how to distinguish them from conventional ones.
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Gurugram Police, Municipal Corporation Gurugram and Municipal Corporation Manesar have been handed over the responsibility to ensure compliance. "Police station in-charge, Municipal Corporation officials, Block Development and Panchayat officers and Tehsildar will coordinate with each other in their respective areas and get these orders strictly implemented," the order further stated.
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