Reported by A Vaidyanathan
, Edited by Anindita Sanyal
| Tuesday September 12, 2017, New Delhi
Diwali this year may be quieter and healthier in Delhi, given an order from the Supreme Court that is expected to pare down the availability of firecrackers. In view of the recurring blanket of noxious fumes and the inevitable pollution-related illnesses people suffer after every Diwali, the top court halved the number of cracker sale licences to be given out across Delhi and National Capital Region, saying, "more than 50 lakh crackers should be enough".