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Firecrackers may lead to worst post-Diwali air in 6 years: SAFAR

Mumbai, Nov. 13 -- The city could breathe its most polluted post-Diwali air in six years if firecrackers are used on Saturday, according to an air quality prediction by researchers. With a 50% firecr... Read More


Don't flout Covid rules during Diwali, squad is watching you

Mumbai, Nov. 13 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has formed squads in each of the civic body's wards to monitor violations related to the use of firecrackers and ensure that Covid-19-re... Read More


Mumbai: BMC forms squads to monitor Covid-19 guidelines violations around Diwali

India, Nov. 12 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities have formed squads in each of the civic body's wards to monitor violations related to the use of firecrackers and ensure that... Read More


'Green firecrackers have banned metals'

Mumbai, Nov. 12 -- An analysis of the chemical composition of green crackers being sold in Mumbai by city-based non-government organisation (NGO) Awaaz Foundation showed the presence of ingredients ba... Read More


First in 8 years: MPCB won't test firecrackers

Mumbai, Nov. 11 -- Even as there has been no reduction in availability of firecrackers in markets this year, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has decided not to go ahead with its annual ... Read More


NGT restricts use of firecrackers for fests

Mumbai, Nov. 10 -- While directing a ban on firecrackers for the National Capital Region (NCR), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed cities and towns in India with 'moderate' air quality (or bel... Read More


BMC allows firecrackers only on Diwali day: Traders upset, activists welcome it

Mumbai, Nov. 10 -- After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday prohibited citizens from bursting firecrackers at public and private places, the Mumbai and Thane districts' Fireworks D... Read More


Celebrate Diwali with seed crackers, sweets

Mumbai, Nov. 9 -- This Diwali, light up your house in a different way. Instead of fireworks, bring home a seed cracker that would burst into a plant. Concerned about noise, air and light pollution fr... Read More


'More green crackers in market; sales low'

Mumbai, Nov. 8 -- Mumbai's firecracker dealers and associations said more green crackers have been made available this year even as the Maharashtra government has advised citizens against bursting cra... Read More


CRZ nod to install screens to remove trash at pumping stn

Mumbai, Nov. 6 -- The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has given coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance for the installation of large mechanical screens to remove floating materi... Read More