K’taka bans firecrackers during Diwali

    New Delhi (NVI): The Karnataka government has decided to ban firecrackers in the state ahead of the Diwali festival.

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said the government banned firecrackers in the state over Covid-19 fears.

    “Keeping Covid-19 in mind, crackers have been banned in the state. We have discussed this and taken a decision not allow bursting of fireworks,” CM Yediyurappa said.

    After holding consultations with officials of the Health and Family Welfare Department, the State government made a formal announcement of banning bursting of firecrackers.

    Already a few states of north India have banned bursting of firecrackers citing twin problems of COVID-19 and air pollution.