The Maharashtra government is likely to ban sale of firecrackers during the festive season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, hinted Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
The state government is likely to take the decision to ban the sale of firecrackers in view of protecting the health of the corona-infected patients as well as keeping in view the health of the common people, who might feel uneasy with the smoke emanating from firecrackers. The issue will be tabled by Health Minister Rajesh Tope at a cabinet meeting.
Discussions on a firecracker-free Diwali are underway with a task force set up to tackle the Corona crisis. Rajesh Tope is trying to make this year’s Diwali firecracker-free. He has also given clear indications. ‘Diwali is approaching. With the Corona crisis, we need to think about how to make this year’s Diwali firecracker-free. For this, I will request the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the Cabinet, ‘said Tope.