Green crackers, known for less particle emission, can be used during the Diwali season in West Bengal. As the chemical formulation of green firecrackers ensures suppressing the dust and have reduced emission rates.
The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a total ban on firecrackers by the Calcutta High Court.
The judges observed, “There cannot be a complete ban of firecrackers. Strengthen the mechanism to stop misuse.”
Supreme Court Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi also asked the West Bengal government to explore how it can ensure banned firecrackers and related items are not imported in the state and stopped at entry points.
The judges were hearing the pleas by manufacturers against the order of the Calcutta high court regarding the ban on the sale, use and purchase of all types of firecrackers in the state, issued on Friday.
On the other hand, Calcutta High Court order had come over a PIL seeking a ban on the sale and use of firecrackers during the festive season to ensure better air quality.
Green crackers release water vapour in the air which will suppress the dust released. Moreover, these are eco-friendly firecrackers that do not have potassium nitrate and sulphur.
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