SC permits sale and manufacture of “green” crackers, fixes time for bursting firecrackers

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday permitted the sale and manufacture of “green” firecrackers which have low emission across the country.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A K Sikri fixed the 8 pm to 10 pm time period for bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals.

The apex court also restrained e-commerce websites like Flipkart and Amazon from selling firecrackers which are beyond the permissible limit.

The top court’s order came on a plea seeking a ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers across the country to curb air pollution.