Curbs remained in place in Mysuru against the sale of non-green crackers with officers from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and police persevering with to examine the stalls promoting crackers in other places within the metropolis.
A crew of officers from KSPCB inspected the cracker stalls at J.Ok. Grounds right here on Sunday. Traders had been requested to take away the non-green crackers from the stalls, lest they had been confiscated.
The sale of crackers was allowed solely after the crew checked the inventory for inexperienced logos and license numbers. Many traders even shifted non-green crackers to their godowns.
When it was dropped at the discover of KSPCB crew in regards to the argument made by traders not too long ago that every one the crackers they had been promoting had been inexperienced, KSPCB’s scientific officer Kavitha informed reporters that solely a small share of the crackers bought at J.Ok. Grounds had been discovered to be inexperienced.
Most of them had been non-green, she burdened.
CSIR’s National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) had give you expertise to fabricate crackers with out using standard chemical compounds like potassium nitrate and barium nitrate to deliver down the air pollution load by upto 30%.
The crackers produced with out using the traditional chemical compounds bear a inexperienced emblem and likewise the license quantity.
Ms. Kavitha additionally stated that the order against sale and bursting of non-green crackers has remained in drive since final yr.
The regulation against use of non-green crackers is being carried out critically this yr in view of rising air air pollution and the specter of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the town police has instructed its officers to stay vigilant against bursting of crackers after 10 p.m. and sale of non-green crackers of their jurisdiction.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) A.N. Prakash Gowda requested the inspectors of all police stations to instruct officers of their jurisdiction to take authorized motion against offenders.