Guidelines: Due to severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups the government has put up restrictions on bursting of crackers. The pollutants from the crackers can aggravate health conditions of Covid19 positive patients staying in home isolation.
Under the Section 31(A) of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act, 1981 read with Rule 35 of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Assam rule, 1991 and keeping in view the need of public interest to curb high air pollution.
The guidelines to be followed
- Complete ban has been imposed on bursting and sale of all kinds of firecrackers except green crackers in the State of Assam till further order in this respect.
- In the state of Assam only green crackers can be sold and bursting is allowed only for two hours during Deepavali festivals from 8PMto 10PM; during Chhath Puja from 6AM to 8AM and during Christmas and New Year eve from 11:55 PM to 12:30 AM.
- Other than the above specified festivals; prior permission of the concerned Deputy Commissioner of the Districts will be required for use of only green crackers for a limited period of time (not more than 2 hours) in the state of Assam.