Patakha shops to be set away from residential areas
Patakha market to be set away from residential areas.
Supreme Court has issued directives for setting up patakha (fire crackers) shops away from the residential areas. Following this, Udaipur District Collector Bishnu Charan Mallick has issued orders to follow the directives of Supreme Court.
In order to keep a check on the pollution level in the city, it is important that the directives issued by the Supreme Court must be followed. The Collector instructed the police department to be strict with the measures against pollution and said that the patakha shops must be set up away from the residential areas. The temporary license shops for fire crackers must be set up in open grounds away from the colonies. General stores selling patakhas will be dealt with strictly.
As per orders by Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, there will be a ban on bursting fire crackers on the night of Diwali between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It may be noted that the Supreme Court recently issued orders that fire crackers can be used only for 2 hours between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pollution Control Board will be keep a check and measure the level of air and sound pollution in areas of Town Hall, Madri, Ambamata and Shastri Circle. As per records, every year on Diwali, the air pollution goes extremely high. Even the sound pollution is at its peak which is three times more than the normal limit.
It is yet a different matter that air pollution is rising everyday as unmaintained vehicles emit too much of poisonous smoke which are giving rise to health issues like TB, cancer, bronchitis etc.