The Supreme Court on October 31, 2018, has clarified that firecrackers
other than green crackers will not be sold in the Delhi-NCR region this festival season.
A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri
and Ashok Bhushan
said firecrackers already produced can be sold in this festival season in other parts of the country. Further, the Bench also clarified that in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and other southern states, firecrackers can be burst from 4 am to 5 am and from 9 pm to 10 pm during festivals.Moreover, the Bench said that its direction on community bursting of firecrackers will apply pan India for two hours and its directions on the ban on sale of firecrackers through e-commerce websites will also apply pan India.