The Delhi government on Wednesday banned the storage, sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the national capital during Diwali this year as well considering the severe air pollution levels in the city.
"In view of the dangerous condition of Delhi's pollution during Diwali for the last three years, like last year, a complete ban is being imposed on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers. So that people's lives can be saved," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Acknowledging that last year's ban on firecrackers had been imposed late which led to losses for traders, the chief minister appealed to the traders not to stock up firecrackers in view of the complete ban.
"In view of the seriousness of pollution after the stocking of firecrackers by traders last year, a complete ban was imposed late, which caused losses to the traders. It is an appeal to all the traders that this time in view of the complete ban, do not do any kind of storage," Kejriwal said in another tweet.