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Jharkhand Establishes Timings For Other Festivals and Grants A Two-Hour Diwali Window For Firecrackers

<p>On Sunday night, during Diwali, revelers will get a two-hour window from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to set off firecrackers, according to a Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) officer.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-278041″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-download-26-2.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com download 26 2″ width=”906″ height=”603″ title=”Jharkhand Establishes Timings For Other Festivals and Grants A Two-Hour Diwali Window For Firecrackers 3″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-download-26-2.jpg 275w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-download-26-2-150×100.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 906px) 100vw, 906px” /></p>
<p>According to him, similar windows will be permitted on Gurupurab, Chhat, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, albeit the times will change.</p>
<p>Y K Das, the member secretary of the JSPCB, said that celebrants may pop crackers between 8 and 10 p.m. on Gurupurab. The window will be open from 6 am to 8 am on Chhat and from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am on Christmas and New Year’s Day.</p>
<p>According to Das, the urban regions of every district have excellent to adequate air quality.</p>
<p>He said that all districts have approved the sale of firecrackers with a decibel level of less than 125.</p>
<p>Air quality index readings in the range of 0–50 are classified as “good” by the Central Pollution Control Board, 51–100 as “satisfactory,” 101–200 as “moderate,” 201-300 as “poor,” and 301–400 as “very poor.”</p>
<p>In its directive, the JSPCB said that any infringement of its regulations will result in legal action under the Indian Panel Code and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.</p>
<p>According to him, the board started recording pre-Diwali noise pollution levels on November 8 and would keep an eye on it till Chhat in important towns like Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Dhanbad.</p>
<p>In the days leading up to Diwali, Ranchi has already seen an increase in noise pollution in quiet and business areas, he said.</p>
<p>On the eve of Diwali, the board will gauge the amount of noise pollution in six locations in the state capital, Ranchi. The city has been split into three zones: residential, business, and quiet.</p>
<p>Albert Ekka, Lalpur, and Ratu Road are in the commercial zone, whilst the High Court, Doranda, and Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) are in the silent zone. It is thought of as a residential neighborhood, Ashok Nagar.</p>
<p>Prior to the Diwali holiday, the board assessed the levels of noise pollution in the designated regions on November 8 and discovered that there had been an increase of up to 29% from the allowable limit in quiet zones.</p>
<p>As to the pollution board, there has been a rise in pollution levels by an average of 14% in commercial regions and a partial drop of around 2% in residential areas.</p>

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