Nagaland : Ban of firecrackers till Jan 31st

As per official notice, to control pollution amid pandemic, the Nagaland Government has banned use of firecrackers across the state till January 31, 2021.
Chief Secretary J Alam said in a notification issued that the restriction has been placed in exercise of the power granted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Alam said, bursting of firecrackers releases harmful chemicals that have a severe impact on the respiratory health, and such pollutants may further cause harm to COVID-19 patients, including those who have recovered.
The state government ordered to restrict sales and use of firecrackers across the state in public interest considering the effect, the officer said.
Violating of order would be liable of punished under relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act and other laws, he said.
All necessary measures and action for ensuring compliance with the order, have been empowered to The Deputy Commissioners, the Commissioner of Police of Dimapur and Superintendents of Police, Alam said.
Restrictions on bursting of firecrackers on Diwali have been imposed on many stated including other year-end festivities like Christmas, to limit pollution.