New Delhi After completely banning the burning of firecrackers in Delhi, the Diwali of traders and shopkeepers has become smog. Traders say that the stock of firecrackers worth lakhs of rupees was kept for Diwali, but they will have to bear huge losses after the ban. The crackers of Delhi's Jama Masjid and Sadar Bazar area were expected to earn well this time in Diwali.
He had made complete preparations for the season of Diwali, Chhath Puja, Guruparva and the upcoming weddings. A cracker merchant said, "The police has stopped us from opening shops." We have bought hundreds of kilos of firecrackers. It is a product sold in a particular season, if it is not sold in a month or two, then it will be useless. Traders said that the administration had issued temporary licenses for fireworks up to 650 kg. However, in general, he keeps only 400 to 500 kg of firecrackers keeping in mind the demand and safety in the market.
A Delhi Police (Police) official said that a total of 260 applications were received for temporary license of firecrackers. Out of this, licenses were issued to 138 applications fulfilling all the conditions. The general secretary of Sadar Bazar Crackers Vendor Association said, I do not know what I will do with the stock of firecrackers I keep now, maybe I will distribute it among this people. There is a ban on the sale of firecrackers, there is no restriction on distributing them. Chhabra said that against the government's decision to ban the sale of firecrackers, firecrackers are sitting on a dharna in the Sadar Bazaar.
He said that a meeting has also been planned with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to find a solution to the problem. One businessman said, if the government's plan was to stop the burning of firecrackers, it should have given its decision in advance so that the traders do not keep buying the firecrackers for the festive season and we do not have to bear the loss of lakhs of rupees. The Delhi government banned burning of firecrackers till November 30 in the state.