During the day, devotees made a beeline at temples and gurdwaras to offer prayers.Â Â Â Â In Chandigarh, the administration had imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Â Â Â Â In Punjab, there was a two-hour window (8 pm to 10 pm) for use of green firecrackers, except in Mandi Gobindgarh, where a total ban has been imposed from the midnight of November 9 till November 30 midnight on account of its poor AQI levels.Â Â Â Â Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had on Friday appealed to the people to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas in a green, environment-friendly and COVID-safe manner.Â Â Â Â He had also urged the people to refrain from bursting firecrackers altogether, even though the state government had allowed a 2-hour window in this regard, to check pollution, which could further aggravate the coronavirus situation.Â Â Â Â In accordance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions, the Haryana government imposed a complete ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) from the midnight of November 9 to the midnight of November 30.Â Â Â Â At other places, including Bahadurgarh, Ballabgarh, Dharuhera, Ambala and Manesar, where the air quality was in 'very poor' category during the current month, the state government had said the sale and use of firecrackers was banned in these places.Â Â Â Â However, in other places of Haryana, citizens were allowed to burst crackers only for two hours, 8 pm to 10 pm, on Diwali. Not just air pollution but even case of burn injuries and eye injuries have increased over the years. “During Diwali, we will go to the markets adding to the rush, which will increase the risk of spread of virus. 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Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], November 10 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a two-hour window for use of green firecrackers on Diwali and Gurpurab, with a curb for Christmas too across the state, except in Mandi Gobindgarh, where a total ban has been imposed from the midnight of November 9- November 10 till November 30-December 1 midnight on … A government order on Tuesday quoted Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as having said he was banning crackers in The tribunal was hearing a plea by Indian Social Responsibility Network, filed through Santosh Gupta, seeking action against pollution by use of fire crackers in NCR during the time air quality is unsatisfactory with potential of severity of COVID-19 pandemic. “In view of the above stated facts and after due consideration of the matter in the background of COVID-19 pandemic, it is respectfully apprised that ban on the use of fire crackers is not required in the state of Punjab,” it said. New Delhi: The Punjab government has told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that there is no need for a ban on use of fire crackers as no part of the state falls in the National Capital Region (NCR). Punjab government has allowed bursting of green firecrackers for two hours on Diwali. Â Â Â Â Chandigarh, Nov 14 (PTI) Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across Punjab, Haryana and their common capital Chandigarh on Saturday with fervour amid COVID-19-triggered restrictions at several places.Â Â Â Â Earthen lamps, candles and electric lights dotted houses and people exchanged sweets and gifts on the occasion while bursting of firecrackers was restricted at many places. The Chandigarh administration had also stated how studies had shown that air pollution had increased COVID deaths by 15 per cent. The second factor is when people will meet relatives and friends, and not follow protocols of distancing or mask wearing. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. It said Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) have been installed in the non-attainment cities of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh… Quarantine and whose passports have been received from various airports 24 Nov, 2020; Disaster Management Plan 2020-21, District Fatehgarh Sahib 23 Sep, 2020; List of Agriculture Implements to be given to farmers prepared based on Computerized Randomization 18 Sep, 2020; Notification of Social Impact Assessment regarding … The NGT was earlier informed that air pollution is an important co-factor increasing the risk of mortality from COVID-19 as per latest research. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. “Due to bursting crackers, air pollution will increase and so will the risk factor of Covid-19. In Chandigarh, the administration had imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 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PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram said that people, especially those with comorbidities have to extremely careful. Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a 2-hour window for use of green fire crackers on Diwali, Gurpurab and Christmas across the state, except in Mandi Gobindgarh, where a total ban has been imposed from the midnight of November 9-10 till November 30-December 1 midnight on … For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App. Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to the people to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas in an environment-friendly and COVID-safe manner.
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