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Open house: How to encourage residents to celebrate an environment-friendly Diwali?

Not a diwali custom

Why is all people freaked about bursting crackers every year throughout Diwali and never caring about industrial and vehicular air pollution, which is main reason for surroundings deterioration? We are saying bursting crackers is a convention on Diwali. You might be ill-informed. Diwali is a competition of lights (diyas, candles and electrical lights) and never crackers (sound and air air pollution). We’re additionally down enjoying air pollution it creates. Each different individual complains about smog that engulfs cities after Diwali. Are you certain that by banning crackers on Diwali air pollution will cut back? To cease individuals from bursting crackers they should be apprised that it isn’t even a ritual of Diwali. If a small child has enjoyable whereas burning crackers then let him accomplish that as a result of the main focus is on 0.07% air pollution this observe creates.

Vineet Gandhi, Chandigarh

Promote eco-friendly celebrations

Individuals will burst crackers if these can be found in markets. The Administration ought to ban sale of crackers, which create air pollution within the tricity and encourage sale of inexperienced crackers. Individuals can’t be disadvantaged of festivities, however eco-friendly celebrations with inexperienced crackers can actually be promoted.

Sapna Sharda, Chandigarh

Pointers simply an eyewash

The rules issued by the Administration appear to be a watch wash. To make efforts worthwhile, firstly, minimise the difficulty of licences for manufacturing crackers. Once more, there ought to be restriction on licences for promoting crackers. No crackers, which make loud noise or smoke, ought to be manufactured. Orders should be issued nicely upfront and never one week earlier than Diwali when crackers are already up on the market. Ban on firecrackers ought to be strictly applied by involving RWAs.

BS Dhillon, Mohali

Favor Group celebrations

Keep away from bursting firecrackers on Diwali. Fairly spend the night whereas listening to music and dancing, enjoying video games, and having particular dinner. Communities/societies can oraganise Diwali celebrations. Group celebrations give extra pleasure than particular person celebrations. We now have to save lots of surroundings and mom Earth. Bursting of firecrackers not solely causes air pollution, however can be detrimental to the well being of the aged, youngsters and animals. Many individuals undergo from pollution-related illnesses in the course of the festive season. Purchase solely eco-friendly crackers

Vijay Malia, Chandigarh

Encourage individuals to save lots of surroundings

The individuals have utterly ignored the ban imposed on crackers by the SC. The half-hearted method of the Administration to implement the ban on bursting of crackers throughout Diwali has additional lowered worry amongst lots. Hardly anybody has been implicated for the lapses until date. The ill-effects of bursting crackers should be highlighted to make individuals conscious. Ban manufacturing and sale of surroundings polluting crackers. Enable manufacturing of solely inexperienced crackers. The non secular angle given to bursting of crackers should even be taken care via consciousness campaigns. Nothing will be achieved by polluting surroundings. Individuals ought to be inspired to spend cash on saving surroundings relatively than polluting it within the identify of faiths.

Wg Cdr (Dr) JS Minhas (retd), Mohali

Use LED lights for adornment

Youngsters should be educated to rejoice Diwali with inexperienced crackers in an effort to save the surroundings. On the similar time, the authorities should ban sale of crackers, which pollute surroundings and create well being drawback for seniors. LED lights can be utilized for adornment throughout celebrations.

Col TBS Bedi retd), Mohali

Two-hour window flouted with impunity

Like yearly, this yr too tricity residents burst crackers with impunity. They flouted two hours window from 8 pm to 10 pm for bursting crackers. The deafening noise of the fireworks might nicely be heard even after the midnight. The purpose is symbolic bursting of crackers is okay, however the issue arises when this insanity continues for limitless interval. As accountable residents it’s our obligation to save lots of our deteriorating surroundings. In any other case, the day will not be far when face masks and fuel cylinders will grow to be a everlasting a part of our lives.

Bir Devinder Singh Bedi, Sangrur

Put a cap on manufacturing of firecrackers

Residents ought to be motivated to restrict bursting of firecrackers.

The federal government ought to cap manufacturing of firecrackers. Residents ought to be motivated to not burst firecrackers. Individuals can full the Diwali ritual by bursting one or two firecrackers. It should hold surroundings air pollution inside limits.

MR Bhateja, Nayagaon

Ban was imposed half-heartedly

Not been in a position to implement ban on crackers throughout Diwali night time speaks about reluctance or helplessness of the Administration within the tricity. The ban was scoffed at by younger zealots. The Mohali Administration formally allowed bursting of crackers for 2 hours. As there was nobody to cease them they continued bursting crackers until previous midnight. This triggered noise and air air pollution in every single place within the tricity. A metropolis like Chandigarh has a very good chunk of well-educated inhabitants, which fails to grasp the hurt that such boisterous act causes to everybody. An consciousness marketing campaign should be began by the authorities involved earlier than festive season with punitive motion for offenders in order to have some sobering consequence on the bottom.

SC Luthra, Chandigarh

Educate youngsters about harms of crackers

The authorities ought to work in coordination by imposing full ban on crackers within the tricity. This yr, Mohali residents had permission to burst crackers for 2 hours whereas there was a whole ban on crackers in Chandigarh. Instructional establishments ought to educate youngsters about harms of bursting crackers like poor air high quality, respiratory issues and struggling burns via demonstrations, lectures and sensible. The federal government has to curb the sale of crackers by imposing full ban and punish violators.

Abhilasha Gupta, Mohali

No tremendous imposed on violators

Yearly the federal government make guidelines, however all the time finally ends up with their poor implementation. No tremendous is imposed on individuals, who flout ban on crackers. Individuals ought to rejoice inexperienced Diwali by lighting earthen lamps. There ought to be examine on the sale of crackers. Moreover, the manufacture of crackers ought to be restricted.

Avinash goyal, Chandigarh

A wakeup name for admn, residents

The worsening air high quality index (AQI) of the tricity after Diwali yearly should act as a wakeup name for the administration and residents. Focus ought to be on celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali. The administration ought to utterly ban the sale and bursting of fireworks. As a substitute of bursting crackers, residents could make rangolis, conventional home-made lanterns, paint earthen lamps and spend some high quality time with their households. Bursting of crackers is an environmental situation and never non secular or political.

Simran Sidhu, Chandigarh

Not simple to vary individuals’s mindset

Diwali is a competition of lights and sound. As per centuries previous custom, its celebrations don’t finish with out bursting crackers. Previous habits die onerous. It isn’t simple to vary the mindset of the individuals. Even fines are imposed, however there may be hardly any bodily checking to implement ban on crackers. Solely consciousness and efforts of the civil society or NGOs might help change the mindset of individuals in the direction of bursting crackers. Political and spiritual leaders should not justify bursting of crackers. There are different choices to rejoice Diwali with flowers or electrical crackers with out affecting us or the surroundings.

Suresh Verma, Chandigarh

How you can implement cracker ban?

One of the best ways to deal with flouting of ban on crackers is to maintain a strict vigil on violators. Some individuals solely perceive the language of penalty or punishment. Strict motion ought to be taken towards these, who violate ban. Solely inexperienced crackers ought to be allowed. Unlawful sale of crackers should be stopped within the tricity. Actual query is how the Administration ought to implement cracker ban because it stays solely on paper.

Vidya Sagar Garg, Panchkula

Say sure to life, no to crackers

The Ministry of Setting, Forest and Local weather Change ought to launch a marketing campaign to create consciousness amongst varied stakeholders about harms of crackers and encourage individuals to fight air and sound air pollution. The smoke and loud noise of crackers disturb surroundings stability. Furthermore, crackers trigger immense misery amongst birds and animals. Faculties and faculties should sensitise college students about dangerous results of crackers.

Anita Tandon, Kharar

Ban goes up in smoke

Simply earlier than Diwali, considerations about air air pollution aggravating Covid infections had led to numerous states imposing restrictions on firecrackers. Sadly, all such restrictions had been broadly flouted and air high quality plummeted to ‘extreme’ ranges at a number of locations put up Diwali. If curbs fail on the level of sale, then the police and different authorities have an unwieldy process of stopping cracker bursting. Highhandedness hardly helps in wooing public. Indians, who insist on bursting crackers, are similar to these within the US, who resist masks by quoting free alternative and even theological causes. Solely collective motion can safeguard public well being and clear air.

Sanjay Chopra, Mohali

Violators should be imprisoned

The Administration ought to make individuals aware of harms of bursting crackers and encourage them to rejoice inexperienced Diwali. These, who violate cracker ban, ought to be punished with tremendous and imprisonment. The sale of crackers ought to be prohibited. Inexperienced Diwali is critical if individuals need good air and ozone layer and balanced ecosystem.

Adish Sood, Amloh

Lack of willpower to implement ban

When the federal government doesn’t have the willpower to implement cracker ban then why blame individuals? Most individuals purchased crackers earlier than Diwali. The actual fact is that authorities doesn’t need producers, businessmen and shopkeepers to undergo. So, it offers them likelihood to promote crackers as they assist all political events throughout election. If the federal government is severe about air pollution, the sale of crackers ought to be banned from Dasehra onwards.

Sukhwant Bhullar, Chandigarh

Don’t rob youngsters of all of the enjoyable

It’s unfair on the a part of the Administration to impose full ban on crackers to scale back air pollution. It’s an ongoing and persisting drawback. As civilised residents we have to establish causes of air pollution. They’ll contribute to efforts for decreasing air air pollution by automobile pooling, strolling, observing no automobile days, minimal use of AC and let youngsters take pleasure in Diwali. Please don’t rob them of this enjoyable.

Anju Mohan, Panchkula

Educate residents, penalise violators

Chandigarh is a metropolis of educated individuals. Nonetheless, cracker ban in not applied 100 per cent within the UT. This intention can solely be achieved by educating individuals and strictly banning the sale of crackers. Crackers usually are not manufactured within the tricity. These are introduced from different states. Strict checking and penalising these, who violate ban, may give optimistic outcomes and encourage individuals to rejoice inexperienced Diwali.

Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Chandigarh

Launch on-line grievance facility

Little question ban on bursting crackers on Diwali was whole failure within the tricity. The Administration didn’t take motion towards violators ensuing within the poor AQI degree. To examine this menace the Administration should rope in councillors and the police personnel. Ads and bulletins can not carry desired outcomes. Violators ought to be penalised and imprisoned for twenty-four hours. On-line grievance facility ought to be launched for reporting cracker ban violation. Id of the complainant ought to be stored secret.

AK Jindal, Patiala

Strict enforcement of ban might help

Educated society will not be in a position to differentiate between proper and mistaken. The Administration warned the general public about harms of bursting crackers on the surroundings. It even imposed ban on firecrackers in the course of the competition season. The general public response in the direction of ban exhibits that solely rule with a rod of iron can carry the specified outcomes.

Surinder Paul Wadhwa, Mohali

Dedication in the direction of inexperienced considerations

Regardless of repeated campaigns, Diwali all the time sees numerous cracker bursting. One wants to consider surroundings and rising air air pollution. Firecrackers launch poisonous gases which are dangerous for all dwelling beings. The high-level noise generated by crackers causes immense struggling amongst birds and animals. Moreover, crackers are dreaded by the sick. Sadly, few realise that firecrackers are largely made by younger youngsters. For the reason that substances dealt with are extraordinarily poisonous many little one labourers fall sick. Anti-cracker campaigns forward of Diwali go up in smoke. Youngsters will be made conscious of benefits of the cracker ban in colleges. Mother and father ought to present youngsters vibrant candles and diyas. Social staff can enact skits and dramas and distribute handbills to focus on harms of bursting crackers. Fairly than setting authorized provisions, it’s time to make private dedication to guard surroundings by celebrating inexperienced Diwali.

Dr Shruti Ok Chawla, Chandigarh

admn ought to undertake robust measures

The cracker ban went up in smoke on Diwali. Subsequent is the auspicious event of Gurpurab when residents will burst crackers. Really, the Administration has to undertake robust measures to deal with the scenario. On the similar time residents ought to observe choices (cracker ban) for sustaining good air high quality. If we wish to eliminate the menace the Union Authorities ought to ban manufacturing of crackers. In any other case, individuals will proceed to burst crackers.

SK Khosla, Chandigarh

Enable Rwas to take duty

A strict vigil ought to be stored within the tricity to implement cracker ban completely. Housing societies and complexes ought to be given strict directions to not permit bursting of crackers. The RWAs ought to be given duty of stopping bursting of crackers of their locality. The authorities ought to give licences to sure shopkeepers for promoting solely inexperienced crackers. A portal will be launched for reporting unauthorised sale of crackers or violation of ban. Individuals ought to be sensitised in the direction of dangerous results of crackers.

Saikrit Gulati, Chandigarh

Residents’ obligation to guard surroundings

The UT Administration had banned crackers throughout this competition season. It’s everybody’s guess how efficient was the enforcement of this ban. The police and different authorities businesses had been once more unsuccessful in implementing the cracker ban on Diwali night time. Nobody is towards celebration of any competition. As accountable residents we have now an obligation to guard the surroundings. Merchants hoard crackers nicely upfront and promote these at exorbitant costs simply earlier than Dasehra and Diwali. This will occur solely with the collusion of authorities involved. It’s time to shift to inexperienced crackers.

Dr Anil Kumar Yadav, Chandigarh

Exemplary punishment to violators

Regardless of ban, some individuals burst excessive depth crackers this Diwali. The Administration ought to contain resident welfare associations to crack down on these, who burst crackers and polluted metropolis’s surroundings. The violators should be given exemplary punishment regardless of their social standing in an effort to deter others from violating ban.

Sqn Ldr Manjit Johar (retd), UT


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