Time restrictions imposed on bursting firecrackers in Punjab's Ludhiana
PTC News Desk: The Ludhiana administration has issued an advisory allowing bursting firecrackers on Diwali, Guruparva, and Christmas.
Firecrackers can be lit from 8 to 10 p.m. on Diwali and from 11:55 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Christmas, according to orders issued by Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik.
Similarly, on Guruparva, firecrackers may be set off for two hours between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The decision is intended to ensure that the festivities are safe and environmentally friendly.
Fireworks will be prohibited before and after the above-mentioned times, according to the orders.
Similarly, firecrackers will be prohibited within 100 meters of hospitals, educational institutions, religious institutions, and courts.
The Supreme Court of India denied the Firecracker Manufacturers Association's petition to include barium in green crackers in September 2023.
The Delhi government's decision to ban all firecrackers ahead of Diwali was upheld by the court. The court also reiterated its previous orders prohibiting the use of barium salts in firecrackers.
On Diwali, the court also permitted the use of fireworks for two hours. Fireworks' loud noises can cause significant stress and fear in animals.
Anxiety, restlessness, increased heart rate, and even panic can result from the sudden loud explosions.
Bursting crackers also increase the amount of heat, carbon dioxide, and many toxic gases in the atmosphere, causing a rise in global temperature and polluted air, leading to global warming.