The ban will be functional from October 1 to January 31 '22.
In a bid to keep a check on the impending third wave of COVID-19, the Rajasthan government has banned the production and sale of firecrackers in the state till 2022. According to the circular shared by the department of the state, the ban on firecrackers will be functional from October 1 to January 31, 2022.
Ban on temporary firecracker licenses as well
Moreover, according to the advisory circulated to the District Collectors of the state, the ban is also applicable on the registration of provisional licenses for all types of crackers till January 31. The step has been taken to curb the purchase of firecrackers through interim licenses at the city level during festivals like Diwali and Dussehra.
The ban has been imposed yet again so as to curb any chances of air pollution, that may give rise to respiratory diseases, especially in patients impacted by COVID-19. As per surveys conducted by experts, there is a threat of a third wave of COVID-19 in the country. The ban is a much-needed one, considering the given situation and known effects of the smoke emitted from the firecrackers.
-With inputs from IANS.