Supreme Court on Tuesday banned transportation of firecrackers in the national capital. In the order the court mentioned that there is enough stock of firecrackers available in Delhi-NCR and the dealers should use that stock first.

Suspension of permanent licences of firecracker sellers has been revoked for the time being. In a November 2016 order, the Supreme Court had suspended the licences of all existing firecracker seller and prevented issuing of any new licenses in the region.

The court has also asked Delhi government and other authorities to encourage fireworks display through community participation.

Supreme Court also mentioned that health of children should be of foremost concern in this regard. Supreme Court also called for a committee to be chaired by the Chairperson of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on the matter of a ban on firecrackers. The committee will have to submit a report by 31 December, 2017

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