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Puducherry is giving 75% subsidy on firecrackers to boost sale

Puducherry: Irrespective of the complete ban on firecrackers done by various states, Puducherry has allowed the sale of firecrackers. To promote firecrackers, the state is giving subsidies on the firecrackers. 

As per reports, Papsco, a government agency, has set up shops across the UT to sell the firecrackers at subsidized rates. Papsco is providing firecrackers at a 75% subsidy to the general public. The subsidy has boosted the sale of firecrackers in UT.

Earlier congress government didn’t allow the sale and purchase of firecrackers for more than two years. 

Orissa: yet to take decision

After the High Court asked the state government to take a decision on green crackers, the BJD govt is yet to clarify its stand on the sale of green crackers. Earlier the state has banned the sale and purchase of crackers. 

Complete ban in Delhi

The Delhi government has put a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on September 28 had ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the city till January 1, 2022. 

Chhattisgarh govt allows

The Chhattisgarh government earlier this week issued guidelines allowing the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali and Guruparva from 8 pm to 10 pm; from 6 am to 8 am on Chhath Puja, and from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am on New Year and Christmas.

Karnataka: Only green firecrackers 

The Karnataka government on Saturday issued an order allowing the sale and bursting of only green crackers during Diwali. “Other than green crackers that have been permitted by the Supreme Court in its directions, no other crackers can be sold or burst,” an order signed by the Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said.

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