Diwali, one of the most awaited Indian festivals, is just around the corner as people prepare to celebrate it in their own vibrant ways. The festival that brings much needed positivity in peoples’ lives, it also brings a lot of pollution due to burning of the fire crackers. Especially, in the northern states of the country which faces a double dose of air pollution due to stubble burning added with fire crackers. Therefore, in order to ensure that air quality doesn’t worsen during this fall, several states banned the use of fire crackers ahead of the festival. While a couple of states have already announced the ban on fire crackers, others may follow the suit too. Here’s the list of states where fire crackers have already been banned.
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