The Supreme Court on Friday banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR region until further notice in wake of the alarming air pollution in the region. The top court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a reply within three months regarding the harmful effects of firecrackers.Environmentalists were seeking courts intervention in passing orders for ban on sale of firecrackers due to considerable increase in level of pollution in the national capital. The sale of firecrackers will be enforced from Friday onwards till further order or any hearing by the apex court.
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