India court bans firecrackers ahead of major festival citing coronavirus surge

india court bans firecrackers ahead of major festival citing coronavirus surge

Sumary of India court bans firecrackers ahead of major festival citing coronavirus surge:

  • India environmental court on Monday ordered a ban on firecrackers during the country biggest annual festival in cities battling hazardously poor air quality, citing a link between pollution and a coronavirus surge..
  • Traditionally, millions of firecrackers are set off during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, but the practice has been blamed for worsening air pollution — especially in northern India which suffers from serious smog every winter..
  • State authorities in the rest of the country are considering allowing one-hour windows on Saturday for setting off firecrackers…

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