Delhi Government To Launch ‘Patake Nahi, Diya Jalao’ Campaign From Oct 27

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New Delhi: In order to prevent pollution in the national capital, Delhi Environment minister, Gopal Rai announced the launching of anti-firecracker campaign from October 27. The campaign, ‘Patake Nahi, Diye Jalao’ (ignite lamps, not crackers) will ensure that a ban on firecrackers on ground is implemented properly. 

In a tweet by ANI, the agency reported that the environment minister has formed teams that will ensure implementation of cracker ban on-ground in the 15 districts of the capital. 

15 central teams in all the 15 districts will have around 157 members. Apart from this there will be teams formed under the guidance of 33 SDMs who will be responsible to ensure the cracker ban. 

Rai also asked to associate diyas with Diwali instead of crackers. He suggested that brands who would be publishing advertisements during Diwali should depict diyas instead of crackers in their advertisements. 

The Delhi government is undertaking various steps to curb rising levels of pollution during the time of Diwali in Delhi. Recently the government had launched the ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign from October 21 till November 15. 

The Delhi government has launched this campaign at around 100 traffic lights in the capital where the waiting period is more than two minutes. Under this initiative, volunteers will ask motorists to switch off their vehicle engines while waiting for the red traffic signal to turn green. 

Every year around the month of October and November, the stubble burning results in a thick layer of smog that engulfs the national capital and other areas of North India. This problem gets aggravated by the smoke that is emitted from the burning of crackers during Diwali.

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