Despite SC banning the firecrackers, there was flouting of the order in a number of components of the nation, particularly on the evening of Diwali.
Delhi woke as much as a thick haze blanketing the ambiance right now after the ban on firecrackers was flouted throughout Diwali in a number of components of the capital. According to IQAir, Delhi had an air high quality index (AQI) of 420, which is above the ‘hazardous’ stage.
But there are two different states in India which witnessed equally deteriorated air high quality after the Diwali celebration- Kolkata and Mumbai. They had been positioned in the fourth and eighth positions, respectively, in the list of prime 10 most polluted cities in the world.
According to the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB), the AQI in a number of components of Kolkata crossed 250-mark. In Mumbai, the AQI dipped to ‘poor’ class at 234-mark, as reported by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR-India).
The AQI from 0 to 100 is termed good, whereas from 100 to 200 is average, from 200 to 300 is poor, and from 300 to 400 could be very poor and from 400 to 500 or above is taken into account as extreme.
The Supreme Court on November 7 banned firecrackers manufactured from barium and different banned chemical compounds, in each state and never simply in the Delhi-NCR, which is hit by extreme air air pollution yearly.
“Celebration can be done only if you share what you have. Not by polluting the environment. If you do that, you are being selfish…These days it’s not the children who do it, but the elders are burning more crackers,” said the bench.
Despite the SC order, firecrackers had been burst throughout the nation, the depth of which elevated on Diwali evening.
Ban on firecrackers are imposed yearly, however these restrictions are hardly ever carried out.
“It is ironic that a country that could close down at a four-hour notice for lockdown cannot control or implement a Supreme Court order… Obviously, there was a lack of will and no enforcement. This is a very serious issue… The Supreme Court should call all the states and ask them why this order was not enforced,” Congress MP Manish Tewari mentioned after worsening air high quality in the nation.
Apart from the burning of firecrackers, stubble burning, emissions from autos and industries are additionally answerable for air air pollution in Delhi and different cities.