The state pollution control board of Jharkhand has announced the rules for using firecrackers during Diwali and Chhath festivals (Diwali 2023 Firecrackers Ban). The rules specify the time limit for using firecrackers. The board has warned that anyone who breaks the rules will face strict action. You should know that the Supreme Court has also imposed a ban on firecrackers in Delhi.
The board has allowed the use of firecrackers only for two hours on Diwali, considering the air quality (AQI) of the state. The firecrackers can be used only from 8 pm to 10 pm on the day of Diwali.
The board has issued these rules to prevent air pollution in Jharkhand. The board has said that the air quality (aqi quality in Jharkhand) of the state is within the acceptable standards, so the use of firecrackers will be permitted for two hours on the day of Diwali in the state.
The board has also given rules to control noise pollution. The board has said that only firecrackers with noise level less than 125 decibels will be available and used in all areas.
These are the rules for Chhath On the day of Chhath, firecrackers can be used only from 6 am to 8 am. The board has said that the administration will take legal action against anyone who uses firecrackers beyond the allotted time (fire crackers ban in Jharkhand).
The board has referred to the NGT order for this. You should know that the Supreme Court has ordered a ban on firecrackers in Delhi.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said that its order will apply to the whole country. The court has expressed concern over the rising pollution and has asked all the states to follow its order