Karnataka: What are the dos and don’ts for celebrating Deepavali this year?

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Published November 3, 2023 at 3:16am

    Karnataka Pollution Control Board has released guidelines pertaining to the celebration of Deepavali

    Bursting of crackers is only allowed between 8 P.M to 10 P.M

    Non-green crackers brought from other states would also be confiscated

The Karnataka Pollution Control Board has released guidelines pertaining to the celebration of Deepavali. This is in line with the implementation of the Supreme Court order on this issue. A team led by Cabinet Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment in the Government of Karnataka, Eshwar Khandre would be overseeing the implementation of the order. 

The festival would be celebrated between November 11th to November 15th. Air pollution and noise pollution are identified as potential risks during the celebration. Some precautionary steps are therefore being taken. Bursting of crackers is only allowed between 8 P.M to 10 P.M. Only green crackers are allowed for usage. Even with the usage of green crackers, the safety of children, elderly and animals should be taken care of. Crackers should not be in usage around school and hospital premises. 

District officials, senior police officials and other organisations based in the locality would be aiding in implementing these guidelines. The district officials have also been entasked with forming a special task force consisting of fire service officials, health service officials, volunteers and officials associated with the local governance body. 

They would have to ensure that due process is followed in providing the green tag for crackers. This would be done whether they adhere to the standards required for controlling noise pollution. They would be conducting awareness campaigns to educate the people about these guidelines. Non-green crackers brought from other states would also be confiscated.

Karnataka: What are the dos and don’ts for celebrating Deepavali this year?

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    Karnataka Pollution Control Board has released guidelines pertaining to the celebration of Deepavali

    Bursting of crackers is only allowed between 8 P.M to 10 P.M

    Non-green crackers brought from other states would also be confiscated

The Karnataka Pollution Control Board has released guidelines pertaining to the celebration of Deepavali. This is in line with the implementation of the Supreme Court order on this issue. A team led by Cabinet Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment in the Government of Karnataka, Eshwar Khandre would be overseeing the implementation of the order. 

The festival would be celebrated between November 11th to November 15th. Air pollution and noise pollution are identified as potential risks during the celebration. Some precautionary steps are therefore being taken. Bursting of crackers is only allowed between 8 P.M to 10 P.M. Only green crackers are allowed for usage. Even with the usage of green crackers, the safety of children, elderly and animals should be taken care of. Crackers should not be in usage around school and hospital premises. 

District officials, senior police officials and other organisations based in the locality would be aiding in implementing these guidelines. The district officials have also been entasked with forming a special task force consisting of fire service officials, health service officials, volunteers and officials associated with the local governance body. 

They would have to ensure that due process is followed in providing the green tag for crackers. This would be done whether they adhere to the standards required for controlling noise pollution. They would be conducting awareness campaigns to educate the people about these guidelines. Non-green crackers brought from other states would also be confiscated.

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