Covid-19: Rajasthan Bans Firecrackers

Covid-19: Rajasthan Bans Firecrackers

Rajasthan Bans Firecrackers | In a press release by CMO, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has issued directions to ban the sale of firecrackers and restrict their use to protect COVID-19 patients and the public from their ill-effects. He said in the challenging times of a pandemic, the safety of people’s lives was the government’s top priority.

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“In order to protect the health of COVID-19 infected patients and general public due to poisonous smoke emanating from firecrackers, strict action has been taken to prohibit the sale of firecrackers in the state and restrict the movement of vehicles without fitness certificate,” Gehlot tweeted.

On 1st November 2020, chief minister also review the Covid-19 situation in the state and the ‘No Mask, No Entry’ and ‘Shuddh Ke Liye Yuddh’ campaigns at the chief minister’s residence. The CM also issued instructions on Unlock-6 guidelines.

He directed to take strict action against the sale of firecrackers and fireworks in the state and polluting vehicles running without fitness to protect the health of coronavirus-infected patients and the general public from the toxic smoke emitting from them.

The chief minister said people with Covid-19, heart problems and breathing troubles face problem due to smoke from firecrackers. “People should desist from using crackers on Diwali,” he said as he ordered a ban on temporary licenses for the sale of firecrackers. Gehlot said the use of firecrackers should be banned during weddings and other events. He added, in a situation like this, people should avoid using fireworks on Diwali.

Government Order

On 3rd November 2020, the State government has issued official notification as per the powers conferred on it under the section 4 of Rajasthan Epidemic Act 2020. As per the regulation specified in notification:

  1. No shopkeeper shall sell any kind of fireworks.
  2. No person shall use or allow to fire any kind of fireworks.

Additionally, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020, the State Government has penalties on violation of above regulation. As per the notification

OffencePenalty
Any shopkeeper selling any kind of fireworks.Rs 10,000
Any person found using or allow the firing of any kind
of fireworks
Rs 2,000

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