There will be a complete ban on firecrackers in NCR from November 1 to January 31.

The Chairman of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), P. Raghavendra Rao, has announced a complete ban on firecrackers in the districts of the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 1 to January 31. This decision comes in light of the high pollution levels during this season and the upcoming Diwali festival. It is important to note that 14 out of the 22 districts in Haryana fall within the NCR region.
Furthermore, Rao has made it clear that there will be no relaxation in the rules for generators with a capacity of 19 kilowatts or more after September 30. This indicates a strict stance on curbing pollution caused by generators in the region.
The ban on firecrackers during the festive season is a significant step towards reducing air pollution and its adverse effects on public health. Firecrackers are a major contributor to air pollution, releasing harmful pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter into the atmosphere. By imposing this ban, the HSPCB aims to mitigate the impact of pollution on the environment and the well-being of the residents in the NCR.