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UP Cities Violate Cracker Ban

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In wake of the increasing pollution levels, the Uttar Pradesh government has banned the sale or use of firecrackers. Those cities are Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Baghpat, and Bulandshahr also till November end.

Despite a government ban on crackers in some Uttar Pradesh cities, especially those near Delhi, residents couldn’t resist bursting firecrackers during Diwali on Saturday, resulting in poor Air Quality Index (AQI) level and low visibility the next morning.

Moreover, the debris of firecrackers and other festival paraphernalia were seen littered across the cities. It is more in cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Moradabad, and also Kanpur on Sunday.

The Air Quality Index in the Lalbagh area of Lucknow was recorded at 396. Thus it is rated as ‘very poor’ as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Kanpur’s Nehru Nagar recorded an AQI of 328 (very poor), as per CPCB.

Compiled by – MK (Editor)

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In wake of the increasing pollution levels, the Uttar Pradesh government has banned the sale or use of firecrackers in Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Baghpat, and Bulandshahr till November end.

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