In Jharkhand, guidelines have been released regarding the popping of firecrackers on Chhath and Diwali. The window for popping crackers has been set by the State Pollution Control Board, and breaking these rules would result in severe consequences. Notably, the Supreme Court forbade the popping of crackers within the city of Delhi. Jharkhand Firecracker Guidelines
On the day of Diwali, people in the state of Jharkhand are only permitted to set off firecrackers for two hours. Only from 8 PM to 10 PM on Diwali night is it permissible to let off crackers due to the state’s poor air quality (AQI).
The state’s air is not unduly polluted, according to guidelines released by the State Pollution Control Board in compliance with established air quality requirements. On Diwali day, households are allowed to let off crackers for a two-hour period due to the acceptable levels of air quality.
Furthermore, the Board has issued guidelines pertaining to noise pollution, specifying that crackers can only be sold and burst in locations where the noise level is less than 125 decibels. According to information published by the Board, crackers are permitted on Chhath day between the hours of 6 and 8 AM.
It has been made clear that anyone found to be in violation of the established time limitations for popping crackers faces legal prosecution. In this context, the Board has made reference to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) rulings. It’s important to note that, in response to worries about rising pollution levels, the Supreme Court banned popping crackers nationally. In reaction to growing pollution levels, the Supreme Court has ordered all states to comply with its ruling, which it has declared will be applicable nationwide.