SC Bans Firecrackers Sale In Delhi-NCR


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday bans the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1 during the upcoming festive season of Diwali.

A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri had on October 6 reserved its order on a plea seeking restoration of the apex court’s last year order banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

The apex court had last month temporarily lifted its earlier order suspending licences for sale of fire crackers, saying a complete ban would be an “extreme step” and a graded approach was needed to curb pollution caused by them. The court, however, had said its order lifting the ban on sale of fire crackers might require a “review” after Diwali depending on the ambient air quality after the festival.

Last year also the Supreme Court banned the licenses of all firecracker sellers in Delhi and National Capital Region with immediate effect till further orders, virtually banning their sale and purchase.