In a move to check the increasing pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government this year took a commendable decision which is receiving applause from all ends. Delhi government on Wednesday announced a “complete ban” on the sale, use and storage of firecrackers in the Capital this Diwali.
In a series of tweets, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the ban is imposed in view of the city’s deteriorating air quality over the past three years. “Taking into consideration the deteriorating pollution levels in Delhi over the last three years around Diwali time, like last year it has been decided that the storage, sale and use of firecrackers has been completely banned. This has been done to save people’s lives,” read his tweet.
It can be noted that the state government had taken the decision the previous year itself while the traders who already stored firecrackers for sale by the time which had resulted in losses for them. This time the CM took to his tweets to request the traders to not stock up on firecrackers in view of the complete ban.