Rajasthan government bans sale and bursting of firecrackers in state

Rajasthan government on Monday decided to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the state to protect COVID-19 patients and the public from the smoke.

Informing about the decision taken by his government, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in a tweet said, “State govt has taken the decision to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers in order to protect health of #COVID19 infected patients & public from poisonous smoke emanating due to fireworks.In this challenging corona pandemic time,protecting lives of ppl is paramount for govt.”

Gehlot further said, “The poisonous smoke emanating from fireworks is a health hazard for #COVID19 patients as well as those suffering from heart ailments & breathing problems. In such a situation, people should avoid fireworks during Diwali.”

“Instructions have been given to ban the temporary license for the sale of firecrackers and that fireworks should also be stopped during wedding & other functions,” Gehlot added.