During the upcoming festive season, the Rajasthan government has decided to put a ban on the sale of firecrackers within the state.
What did he say?
The chief minister of the state took it to Twitter and tweeted: “State govt has taken the decision to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers to protect the health of COVID-19 infected patients and public from poisonous smoke emanating due to fireworks. In this challenging corona pandemic time, protecting the lives of people is paramount for the government.”
The state government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers in order to curb the spread of the virus within the state.
Ashok Gehlot also said to take some strict actions against the sale of firecrackers and fireworks. Not only firecrackers but Gehlot also directed strict action against polluting vehicles running without fitness.
The state government also announced that the schools and colleges in Rajasthan will remain closed till 16th November.
During the reviewing session, Ashok Gehlot also reviewed the situation of the ongoing ‘no mask-no entry’ and ‘war for the pure’ campaign in the state. Followed by a brief discussion on the guidelines of ‘Unlock-6″.
This move by Ashok Gehlot comes in between when the air pollution in the northern states of the country is on the rise.
While reviewing the condition of the pandemic with the state, Rajasthan’s chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that protecting the lives of people is paramount for the government in this challenging time.
In a situation like this, people should avoid using fireworks on Diwali, Gehlot said.
He further said that this ban on firecrackers and strict actions against polluting vehicles is done to protect the health of coronavirus-infected patients and the general public from the toxic smoke emitting from them.