Nagaland

Nagaland bans sale and use of firecrackers with immediate effect

Ahead of Diwali and other festivals and with the onset of winter, the government of Nagaland completely banned the sale and use of fire crackers in the State

Dimapur, November 10 (NEx): Ahead of Diwali and other festivals and with the onset of winter, the government of Nagaland completely banned the sale and use of fire crackers in the State with effect from today, November 10, 2020 to January 31, 2021, said a notification from Home Department, GoN.

Chief Secretary, to Government of Nagaland, J. Alam IAS, in notification issued on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 stated that, bursting of firecrackers releases harmful chemicals which has severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups and such pollutants may further prove hazardous for recovered as well as active COVID-19 patients.

The State government has directed to prohibit the sale and use of firecrackers in all parts of the State from November 10, 2020 to January 31, 2021, Chief Secretary notified.

He also warned that any person found violating the order shall be punished under relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other relevant laws.

The Chief Secretary also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police Dimapur and Superintendents of Police to take all measure and necessary actions to ensure compliance of this order.