This year farmers also started burning crop residue early due to early harvesting this year and hence the farm fires raged for a longer time.
India's environmental court had imposed a ban stressing that residents were already reeling from the impact of COVID and the pollution crisis that arises every winter.
Delhi's air quality 'very poor'; firecracker emissions may push pollution to 'severe' level by evening
The PM2.5 concentration in Delhi on Diwali is likely to be the 'lowest' in the last four years if no firecrackers are burnt, SAFAR said
Telangana BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar alleged the TRS government had "failed to protect the sentiments" of Hindus with respect to the ban on firecrackers
The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far
K Palaniswami urges Rajasthan, Odisha CMs to revoke ban on firecrackers, cites impact on Tamil Nadu's fireworks industry
In identical letters sent to the chief ministers of both states, the Tamil Nadu CM also argued that there is no empirical or validated data to demonstrate that the bursting of crackers has an effect on COVID-19 patients
COVID-19 updates: India crossed 4,000 cases, the US braces for the worst week yet and UK Prime Minister gets hospitalized
Over 1.27 million people have been infected with COVID-19 across the globe with close to 69,500 deaths.
Blast at illegal firecracker factory in Punjab's Batala points to need for stricter implementation of SC-imposed ban, safety regulations
India has seen a steady rise in accidents and fires taking place in the illegal firecracker industry in the country. Just yesterday, 23 people were killed in a firecracker factory blast in Punjab's Batala.
A house in Thana Bisanda in Banda caught on fire on 31 January, 2019, and resulted in the deaths of at least five people. The house, rented from Deshraj Patel in Bisanda, was being used as space for the manufacturing of firecrackers.
CPCB asks Noida district magistrate why SC's order on firecrackers was violated; demands report in seven days
The CPCB has asked the district magistrate to submit a report on action taken to prevent the sale of unauthorised firecrackers in Gautam Buddh district along with the reason for non-compliance of the Supreme Court order.
Mass defiance of Supreme Court ban on fireworks shows how judiciary puts itself in peril due to overreach
The Supreme Court order imposed certain conditions on selling, purchase and bursting of firecrackers: a tradition among a large number of Indians, not just Hindus.
Supreme Court order on firecrackers violated: Delhi pollution soars, but who cares when sab chalta hai?
The Supreme Court, on 23 October, imposed restrictions on firecrackers in an attempt to control rising levels of air pollution across India — particularly in Delhi and the NCR
Day after Diwali, Delhi air quality plunges to 'severe-plus emergency' category due to bursting of toxic crackers
The "severe-plus emergency" in Delhi essentially means that even healthy people may suffer from respiratory illnesses on a prolonged exposure to such polluted air.
Morning after Diwali, air quality plummets across India: AQI 'very poor' in Delhi, Mumbai 'moderate' as most ignore SC firecracker guidelines
Air pollution levels across the country took a hit following Diwali celebrations, after many defied the Supreme Court's restrictions on the timeframe within which firecrackers can be burst.
Delhi Police seizes 3,500 kg of firecrackers from various parts of city, arrests 26 persons for storing them without licence
Authorities predict the air quality in Delhi to worsen during Diwali as they say burning firecrackers will spike air pollution to 'very severe' levels.
Delhi Police claimed this is the third case registered in the Tilak Nagar police station within the last 3 days in connection with illegal firecrackers.
Pon Radhakrishnan mocks SC order on firecrackers in Tamil Nadu, asks if police will be deployed at each home
"Will they (authorities) station a police personnel at each house or will they deploy a police team at each and every street?," Pon Radhakrishnan said reacting to the SC order.
Supreme Court verdict on firecrackers: Tamil Nadu can burst crackers from 6 am to 7 am, and 7 pm to 8 pm on Diwali
The release asked the people to avoid bursting firecrackers near hospitals and places of worship. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would study the air quality seven days before and after the festival in all the corporation limits.
SC refuses to modify firecrackers order for Delhi-NCR, says products already manufactured can be sold in other regions
The Supreme Court also held that polluting firecrackers that have already been manufactured will not be allowed to be sold in Delhi-NCR.
SC modifies order on bursting crackers, allows Tamil Nadu govt to decide two-hour window to celebrate Diwali for state
The Supreme Court refused to extend the hours to burst crackers in Tamil Nadu, but gave the state the freedom to decide which two hours firecrackers could be burst in the state on Diwali.