The Supreme court today permitted sale and manufacture of “green” crackers which have low emission across the country. The apex court also fixed the 8 pm to 10 pm time period for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals.
The court also restrained e-commerce websites like Flipkart and Amazon from selling firecrackers which are beyond the permissible limit. Supreme court said that e-commerce websites will be hauled up for contempt of court if they don’t adhere to court’s direction.
The apex court also directed that Firecrackers with only permissible decibel sound limits would be allowed to be sold in the market. The court also asked Centre to encourage community cracker bursting during Diwali and other festivals in Delhi-NCR.
The top court’s order came on a plea seeking a ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers across the country to curb air pollution.