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Survey: 79% of residents in Delhi-NCR favour ban on the sale of regular firecrackers this Diwali

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Survey: 79% of residents in Delhi-NCR favour ban on the sale of regular firecrackers this Diwali. LocalCircles is a community social media platform. LocalCircles conducted a survey to check how the Supreme Court’s nod in 2016 to tackle air pollution is being implemented in Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gurugram.

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Survey: 79% of residents in Delhi-NCR favour ban on the sale of regular firecrackers this Diwali

So the plan Graded Response Action Plan or in short can be called GRAP involves numerous agencies including:

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  1. municipal corporations
  2. pollution control committee
  3. traffic police
  4. transport department
  5. metro corporations
  6. police department
  7. power plants
  8. public works department

So the above-listed departments have to undertake a few measures in their authority to control the pollution released in the city’s air each day. Whenever the air quality index moves from Moderate to poor or Very poor or severe to Severe + categories, there is a set of guidelines that need to be followed by the state agencies. 

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So the survey got nearly 20,000 responses from citizens residing in five cities that are: Noida, Faridabad, Gurugram, Delhi and Ghaziabad. Out of these 20,000 responses, only 20-25% of citizens in these five cities said that all GRAP guidelines are followed in their respective cities. 

With the survey the perception of the people in these five cities on their willingness to avoid firecrackers by implementing a ban on firecrackers this Diwali was also looked upon. And the inference that came out was:79% of residents of Delhi NCR wants a ban on the sale of regular crackers this Diwali. Nevertheless,32% of people supported the use of green crackers. While 47% of residents want a complete ban on crackers, around 20% of residents want the sale of crackers to be permitted. 

 

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