The Andhra Pradesh authorities has mentioned it can permit the sale of solely inexperienced crackers, amid the rising issues of air air pollution. Furthermore, the state authorities has additionally restricted the bursting of crackers to 2 hours — from Eight pm to 10 pm on the event of Diwali.
“Solely inexperienced crackers shall be bought and used, and the timings to be used and bursting of crackers is restricted to 2 hours Eight pm to 10 pm on Diwali day,” the state authorities mentioned in an announcement.
The Andhra Pradesh Authorities in accordance with the orders of the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) has ordered restrictions on bursting and sale of crackers.
A Authorities Order (GO) has been issued by the State Well being Medical and Household Welfare Division, signed by the State Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney.
As Diwali is being celebrated amid COVID-19 outbreak, the Andhra Pradesh authorities has urged consumers and sellers to comply with all well being protocols.
“All outlets promoting crackers ought to keep 10 ft distance between the outlets. Consumers ought to keep 6 ft distance between them. The general public is suggested to not use sanitiser whereas bursting crackers, as a substitute recommended utilizing soaps.”
Diwali can be celebrated throughout the nation on November 11.
(With ANI inputs)