Dimapur, March 30: Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS has notified that only fire crackers with reduced emission (improved crackers) and green crackers as certified by PESO (Petroleum Explosive Safety Organisation) will be permitted to be manufactured and sold.
In an order issued today in pursuance to the Supreme Court of India directives, the DC said sale if fire crackers shall only be through licensed vendors and it shall be ensured that these licensed vendors shall sell those fire crackers which are permitted by the Supreme Court.
The order said only community fire cracker shall be permitted during select events of national/state/local importance after due permission from the District administration. Time will be fixed for crackers as per the Supreme Court directives.
On Diwali days or on any other festivals, when such fireworks generally take place, it shall be strictly be from 8 pm till 10 pm only. On Christmas Eve and New Year Eve, when such fireworks start around midnight, it will be from 11:55 pm till 12:30 am only.
The DC warned that for any violation of the order, the concerned police station of the area shall be held personally liable for such violation and would amount to committing contempt of Court.
(Page News Service)