Supreme Court has permitted bursting of low polluting firecrackers on Diwali day from 8-10 pm desisting from a total blanket ban, however the firecrackers should be less noisy and polluting. It also banned e-commerce companies for online sales of such firecrackers.
However, the order will make the existing stock of firecrackers with the traders redundant. For the first time Diwali will be celebrated under strict monitoring. The SC was hearing a petition filed by 3 children and their parents.