The government has banned the storage, sale and use of firecrackers during Diwali in the national capital
Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami announced Rs 3 lakh for the families of the deceased.
Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.
Bahugana's six-year-old granddaughter died around 2 am on Tuesday after receiving severe burns.
Twitter was abuzz with hashtags against the cricketer as well as Anushka Sharma for asking people to refrain from bursting firecrackers.
A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.
High levels of PM10 and PM2.5 particles are expected to be present in the atmosphere between 1 am and 6 am, officials said.
The specified time period for bursting of crackers is between 8 PM and 10 PM on Deepavali day
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Delhi government last week imposed a ban on sale and bursting of firecrackers from November 7 to 30.
The NGT also directed all states and Union Territories to initiate special drives to contain air pollution from all sources in view of the potential of aggravation of Covid-19.
The report also states that long-term exposure to air pollution can cause many of the health conditions associated with increased vulnerability to Covid-19.
Arvind Kejriwal announced the ban along with measures to ramp up medical infrastructure in light of worsening Covid-19 situation.
Amid a surge in Coronavirus cases and rising pollution levels, CM Arvind Kejriwal appealed people not to burst firecrackers.
Kejriwal said he along with his cabinet ministers will perform ''Lakshmi Puja'' at 7.39 pm at some place and urged Delhiites to join them from their homes by watching it on television.
Air quality likely to dip on Wednesday and Thursday, monitoring agency warns.
Only ‘green crackers’ can be manufactured, sold and used in Delhi, as per an SC order issued in 2018.
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