Only green crackers allowed in Karnataka this Deepavali | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The state government has allowed sale and bursting of only green crackers during Deepavali.
The guidelines issued on Saturday make it compulsory for shops to get necessary permission from authorities to sell green crackers between November 1 and 10.
The stalls should be at the designated places – open grounds or areas where there is two-way ventilation along with ample space. They should be six-metre distance between two shops. Stall owners will have to use thermal screening, sanitiser and mark six-ft social distancing for customers. Sellers and customers must wear facemasks. The person who has secured the licence must be present at the stall. Violation of the order will attract action under the National Disaster Management Act-2005.
The fire and emergency services department has issued safety guidelines. They are: allow children to use crackers only under the supervision of adults, burst crackers in open places not inside houses, avoid loose and flowing clothes, in case of burn injuries immediately pour clean water on the burnt skin. Contact fire control room 101 or 080- 22971500 & 080- 22971600 in case of accidents. tnn
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