As soon as Navratri is over, on the occasion of Dussehra, firecrackers are used extensively to burn the effigies of Ravana. After Dussehra, maximum number of firecrackers are burnt on the occasion of Diwali.
Like the last two times, this time too there will be no fireworks in Delhi on Diwali. Yes, the Delhi government has completely banned the sale of firecrackers this year in view of pollution. After this decision of the government, the storage, sale and use of firecrackers will come under the category of crime. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given this information by tweeting on Wednesday.
What did the Chief Minister of Delhi say?
Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, “In view of the dangerous condition of Delhi’s pollution during Diwali for the last 3 years, like last year, a complete ban is being imposed on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers. So that people’s lives can be saved. Last year, a complete ban was imposed late last year in view of the seriousness of the pollution after the storage of firecrackers by the traders, causing losses to the traders. There is an appeal to all the traders not to do any kind of storage in view of the complete ban this time.
Business reached 1 thousand crores after falling from 10 thousand crores
Vishal Sehgal, president of Delhi’s Paharganj Firecracker Association, said that this decision of the Delhi government is a big setback for thousands of firecracker traders in the city. He told that at present there is an annual turnover of 1000 thousand crores in Delhi. The number of firecracker shops in Delhi’s Sadar Bazar and its surrounding areas has come down from 1,000 to 250 and after this decision of the Delhi government, 250 shops will also remain deserted during the festive season.
Ban on sale of firecrackers but invitation for license
The most surprising thing here is that while the Delhi government has put a complete ban on the use of firecrackers from the sale of firecrackers, the government is asking the traders to make new licenses for selling firecrackers and renew the old licenses. Huh.
Sivakasi is the ‘Mecca’ of cracker business in India
About 80 percent of the total firecrackers sold and used across the country are made only in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. According to the All India Fireworks Association, a total of 1070 firecracker companies were registered in Sivakasi till last year. Therefore, out of the total firecracker business of 10 thousand crores, business of 6000 crores was done only from Sivakasi. The total number of people involved in the firecracker business is about 5 lakh, out of which 3 lakh people belong to Sivakasi only. In view of the pollution and corona epidemic, many state governments are taking strict steps on the use of firecrackers, which will have a direct impact on 5 lakh people associated with the business.
use of firecrackers
With the onset of Shardiya Navratri, the festive season begins in India. The use of firecrackers also starts with Navratri. As soon as Navratri is over, on the occasion of Dussehra, firecrackers are used extensively to burn the effigies of Ravana. After Dussehra, maximum number of firecrackers are burnt on the occasion of Diwali. After this, the season of Chhath Puja and then weddings also starts, in which there is a lot of consumption of firecrackers. Then, on the occasion of New Year’s Eve also, fireworks are done at various places.
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