Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding regarding manufacture of fireworks with new formulation, 11/04/2019
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/04/2019 regarding manufacture of fireworks with new formulation. The fireworks manufacturers had requested permission for manufacture of fireworks with Barium substitute i.e. Barium Nitrate. This is said to reduce the pollution to the extent of about 25 to 30 per cent. SC declines the request saying the Petroleum and Explosive Safety organization (PESO) is looking into the matter for the best formulation that may be permissible for manufacture of firecrackers.
PESO has agreed to grant approval for new formulation fireworks by 30th April, 2019. Upon such approval of new formulation fireworks, the PESO has been asked to submit the said approval to the Union of India and the fireworks manufacturers may start to manufacture firecrackers in accordance with the new formulation and after due permission from the concerned authorities.