In the midst of rising air pollution levels in the northern states of India, the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board has announced a firecracker ban for 60 days. The ban is effective from the 1st of December, 2018 to the 31st of January, 2019.
The poor air quality index is the main reason behind this decision. Due to the winters, the level of smog in the air is high thus increasing airborne health problems as well as air traffic snarls. The livable conditions in the state declines due to smog and low air quality index.
The cities within Chhattisgarh that will be enforcing the ban are Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Korba, and Raigarh.
In the near future, we look forward to more state governments enforcing environment conservation regulations. More measures and awareness has to be created and implemented by the government to safeguard the environment and protect it. Additionally, stricter rules should be enforced and perpetrators should be heavily fined.