Odisha News Insight

Supreme Court allows sale, use of Firecrackers with conditions

ONI Bureau:   The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed use of fire crackers but with conditions. As per the Apex Courts’s order, only less polluting crackers with low emission will be allowed, for a limited time and in designated areas.


  • On Diwali, crackers will be allowed for 2 hours, from 8 pm to 10 pm.
  • On Christmas and New Year, people will be allowed to burst firecrackers between 11:55 pm and 12:30 am.
  • Bursting of crackers allowed for 2 hours in a day during weddings, other festivals and events.
  • Only licensed traders can sell crackers now. The station house officer (SHO) of the police station will be held liable if banned crackers are sold in their area.
  • The court bans sale of firecrackers on e-commerce websites.
  • Supreme court directs Central Pollution Control Board to monitor air quality 7 days before and 7 days after Diwali.
  • Only designated community areas in Delhi-NCR identified by Central Pollution Control Board will be allowed to use firecrackers.


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