Status of pollution abatement measures: firecrackers (patakas)

Under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, firecrackers are recognised as one of the sources contributing to ambient noise in public places and some restrictions on their use have also been laid down. Firecrackers (patakas) - status of pollution abatement measures is CPCB's first report containing information on the initiatives taken in compliance of the Hon'ble Supreme Court directions, the role of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in harmonising standards on firecrackers with International Organisation (ISO) and some aspects relating to mass awareness on the subject.