Order of the National Green Tribunal on fire crackers, 31/10/2013
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Subhash C. Pandey Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 31/10/2013 on fire crackers.
NGT has been appraised of the fact that State Pollution Control Boards have kept the District Administration and the State Government informed on the requirement of allowing the fire crackers within the permissible decibel levels and in some cases, samples have been taken and sent for analysis and which are found beyond the prescribed limits, action against the concerned persons has been proposed to the District Administration. It has been submitted that as regards the ambient air quality, air pollution and noise pollution levels, the State Pollution Control Boards have deployed teams with monitoring equipment at various places in the State and results of the samples so taken during the festivities of Deepawali would be monitored as required by law. NGT expresses satisfaction with the measures adopted by the State Pollution Control Boards and the District Administration.