After National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning the sale and use of firecrackers in Delhi and adjoining areas starting midnight of November 9 to November 30, wholesalers are dumping their stock in Punjab, eyeing profits. The prices of crackers have dropped by over 20% since.
The order states anyone caught bursting firecrackers during the ban in Delhi, he/she can be sentenced to 1.5-6 years in jail.
Punjab has still not banned crackers, only issued advisory to avoid bursting crackers and follow COVID-19 protocol.
The wholesalers are offering good discount and delivery services to high demand areas especially like Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot, Jallandhar.
Source: The Tribune
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