After the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has told the bench that they support the plea seeking restoration of last year's order on the ban of firecrackers, the court had given its orders.
In November 2016, the SC had ordered that the sale of firecrackers be banned in Delhi and NCR region due to the growing levels of pollution in the capital.
The court has said that its order of lifting the ban on the sale of firecrackers might require a "review" after Diwali depending on the ambient air quality after the festival. People purchased firecrackers like anything and burst them till early morning the next day of Diwali , As Reported By Hindustan Times.
One of the most promising fielder and batsman of the Indian cricket team, Yuvraj Singh further added, "The condition of our country which had become previous year, the pollution which had devastated the environment, I could not get out of my house".
The US embassy data shows air quality level in Delhi has already reached unhealthy levels.
Fireworks will not be sold in Delhi and adjacent areas on Diwali.
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The SC decision may cause a Rs.1000 crore loss to people involved in Tamil Nadu's fireworks manufacturing hub of Sivakasi and risks the livelihoods of lakhs of workers..
A 2014 World Health OrganiSation survey of more than 1,600 cities ranked Delhi as the most polluted.
The blanket ban has been brought in ten days before the Hindu festival of Diwali when millions of fireworks are traditionally set off in the city.
A 2015 Greenpeace report claims that round the year, the Indian metros, particularly Delhi, have very high quantities of pollutants in the air.
In a series of tweets, Bhagat compared the ban on firecrackers to banning Christmas trees on Christmas or goat slaughter on Bakri Eid.
The apex court also said ahead of Diwali there have been attempts every year on the part of government, media, NGOs and various other groups to create awareness among common people about the ill-effects of bursting of these firecrackers.