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Karnataka government says fire-crackers can only be burst between 8 pm and 10 pm

In an official press release, the government said it has asked all the departments, primarily the police department, to ensure adherence to the specified time for bursting the fire-crackers.


Karnataka government says  fire-crackers can only be burst between 8 pm and 10 pm
It further said the pollution control board has been asked tomonitor bursting of fire-crackers which cause smoke and noise pollution. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Karnataka government Saturday said fire-crackers can only be burst between 8 pm and 10 pm during Diwali in line with the ruling of theSupreme Court. In an official press release, the government said it has asked all the departments, primarily the police department, to ensure adherence to the specified time for bursting the fire-crackers.

The release said the department of information and public relations and the district administration to holdprogrammes in educational institutions to create awarness on the ill-effects of fire-crackers.

It further said the pollution control board has been asked tomonitor bursting of fire-crackers which cause smoke and noise pollution.

On October 23, the Supreme Court had orderedbursting of the fire-crackers on Diwali only from 8 pm to 10 pm, but on October 30 the apex court modified the order, saying the authorities in the states were at liberty to change the timings with the duration not exceeding two hours a day.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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