Bursting of firecrackers allowed only between 8 to 10 pm in Jharkhand

Ranchi: The state government has come out with directions over bursting fire crackers on the occasion of Diwali is concerned as per which people would be allowed to burst the fire crackers only from 8 PM to 10 PM.

Those who would be found violating the directions against them action would be taken under section 188 of the IPC. On Thursday the directions in this regard was issued by the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board.

Secretary of the Pollution Control Board Rajeev Lochan Bakshi said that these guidelines have been issued in wake of the instructions given by the national green tribunal.

As per the directions of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board the air quality in the districts of Ranchi, Ramgarh, East Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsawan, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Godda, Pakur and Sahebganj especially in the urban areas in moderately polluted due to which here after 10 PM no bursting of firecrackers would be allowed. In these districts only green crackers have been permitted.

On the other hand in the districts of Chatra, Garhwa, Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Khunti, Koderma, Jamtara and Dumka the air quality in both urban and rural areas was good therefore in these districts all kinds of fire crackers will be bursted but here also the timings would be between 8 PM to 10 PM.

On the occasion of Chhath the firecrackers would be allowed from 6 AM to 8 AM while on the new year people would be able to burst the fire crackers from 11.55 PM to 12.30 AM.

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