Kapil Mishra advises Dept of Environment to ban Chinese crackers in Delhi

23 September 2016, 08:36 PM
Chinese fire crackers
Chinese fire crackers

With the festival of Diwali just around the croner, Delhi Cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on Friday advised the Secretary of Environment in the Government of NCT of Delhi to ensure a complete ban on Chinese crackers across the national capital.

Not only these China-made fire crackers are harmful but they are also a major threat to the domestic industry. Earlier, on the basis of specific intelligence reports regarding large scale smuggling of sub-standard, poor quality Chinese fire crackers by way of concealment and mis-declaration, strict surveillance was maintained by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). 

Despite the fact that Possession and sale of foreign-made explosives is a punishable offence under the Explosives Act, its market is flourishing throughout. Diwali celebrations every year witness the increasong trend of Chinese fire crackers which exacerbate the majo problem of air pollution in Delhi/NCR.What makes them so famous is their cheap price.

They are cheaper because chemicals such as potassium chlorate and perchlorates that are banned in India and hazardous for climate are used in it.

First Published: Friday, September 23, 2016 08:20 PM
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