Ban Firecrackers in Gujarat due to severity of Covid Cases and High Levels of Pollution

Ban Firecrackers in Gujarat due to severity of Covid Cases and High Levels of Pollution

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Chelsi Bansal started this petition to Health And Family Welfare Department Government of Gujarat and

In the wake of global pandemic affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world, environmental activists have been advocating a ban on the use of firecrackers this Diwali as the air pollution would impact several sensitive groups of senior citizens, children, covid patient and other people with co-morbidities. The National Green Tribunal has issued notices to 18 states and union territories including Gujarat where air quality is poor and worsening. 

The total recorded cases in Gujarat so far have been 177K+ with an approximate active cases of 12k+, wherein everyday rise has been around 800-900 cases. 

It has been observed that Covid-19 severely affects the respiratory system of patients and thus the air quality becomes an important determinant of recovery rate and for preventing the rise of new cases.

Here are few more imporant reasons why banning of firecrackers is imperative:

  • The air quality level is drastically impacted during the Diwali period due to the harmful gases emitted which deteriorates human health.
  • It creates a lot of waste that is often mishandled which ends up in landfills causing further imbalance in the ecology.
  • Along with air pollution, firecrackers create huge levels of noise pollution.
  • Firecrackers are highly detrimental to animals as they are exposed to the highest levels of noises, harmful gases and other heinous acts by humans.
  • Huge possibilties of firecracker related accidents, etc.

 

Some states and cities like Karnataka, Odisha, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh have already banned the bursting of firecrackers keeping these important issues in mind. Therefore, we urge everyone to support the petition so that the appropriate authorities take the necessary actions for the state of Gujarat.

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