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Diwali 2019: Green Crackers to Make the Festival of Lights Pollution Free, Says Delhi Police

Firecrackers. (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

New Delhi, October 24: The Delhi Police has ensured "no risk" for all asthma patients this Diwali as they have not issued a single license to any general or gunpowder seller. All permissions so far are only & # 39; Green Firecrackers & # 39; Are given for. Confirmation of facts IANS, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Licensing Unit Subhashish Chaudhary said: "In all 15 districts of Delhi, a total of 97 vendors applied for a license to sell firecrackers. Today (October 23), 57 shopkeepers are conditioned to sell on Eco. Licenses were issued with. Green crackers. All these licenses are temporary ".

"In addition, 14 firecrackers in Delhi already have a permanent license. Permanent licenses are issued for a period of five years, while temporary licenses expire only in 10 to 15 days. But all license holders allow Everyone will have licenses, regardless of their nature. " To sell only green fireworks in Delhi. They cannot sell gunpowder crackers, ”said Chaudhary. Poisonous Sugar Crackers Before Diwali! Is Pakistan's ally with carbon monoxide and mercury products flooding the Indian market? & # 39; Home Ministry Alert & # 39; Fact check

As per the data, out of the 97 requests, maximum 21 permissions were granted in East Delhi district including Preet Vihar, Anand Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Shakarpur, Pandava Nagar, Ganesh Nagar etc. 17 licenses were given to North Delhi – Sadar Bazar, Civil Lines, Timarpur, Kotwali, Chandni Chowk etc. while 13 licenses were given in West Delhi (Raja Garden, Tilak Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Raghuveer Nagar, Kirti Nagar etc.). The lowest number of licenses (10) were issued in the outer Delhi district.

There is a strict process of issuing licenses for firecrackers. The shopkeepers send their requests to the station house officer of their areas. The Deputy Commissioner of Police then gives his consent to the applications. Subsequently, the Fire Service Headquarters issues a No Objection Certificate to meet all those criteria.

"We have received 97 new applications for provisional licenses. We have issued NOCs to 79 applicants after meeting the criteria," Delhi Fire Service Director Vipin Kantal told IANS. The director further said that we issue the license only after physical visit on the spot. The area of ​​the shop should be as per norms i.e. nine square meters. To reach in any emergency, the avenues of opportunity should be clear and wide and there should be no doubt of catching fire.

After granting the NOC, the fire department again sends the application to the DCP office. The DCP office then reviews the applications and, after giving their consent, sends them to the licensing unit. Subsequently, the licensing unit gives final permission to sell the firecrackers.

All the data suggests that if everything happens according to the norms of pollution levels in Delhi on Diwali, there will be less rest for any asthma patient. Chaudhary said: "This is the first time no one is allowed to sell gunpowder crackers. All will sell green firecrackers which will help reduce the possibility of pollution". Asked about the idea of ​​selling green fireworks, he said: "The green fireworks are the result of research conducted by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization which falls under the Union Petroleum Ministry. Currently, 28 manufacturers produce green firecrackers in the country. are doing"

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