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SC orders ban on selling of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR due to growing pollution in the region

The Apex Court Also Asked The Central Pollution Control Board To File A Reply Within 3 Months Regarding Harmful Effects Of Firecrackers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 25 Nov 2016, 04:27:26 PM
Firecrackers are a major source of pollution in Delhi-NCR region

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Friday banned on selling of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR due to growing pollution in the region.

The apex court also asked the Central Pollution Control Board to file a reply within 3 months regarding harmful effects of firecrackers.

The top court said, "The sale of firecrackers should be enforce from today (Nov 25) onwards till further order or any hearing."

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Environmentalists were seeking courts intervention in passing orders for ban on sale of firecrackers due to increasing level of pollution.

More details awaited.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 25 Nov 2016, 02:34:00 PM