After the Supreme Court dismissed Tamil nadu government's plea to extend the time to burst fire crackers on Deepavali, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday fixed 6:00 am to 7:00 am and 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm as slots to burst fire crackers.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its order fixing a slot of 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm for bursting firecrackers on Deepavali and said the time will be changed in places like Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but not exceed two hours a day.
A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also observed that the direction for permitting the use of green crackers was meant for the Delhi-NCR region and was not pan India.
The apex court was hearing several applications filed by the Tamil Nadu government and firecracker manufacturers seeking modification and clarification of its October 23 order.
On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government urged the apex court to allow firecrackers to be burst on Deepavali morning in accordance with religious practices in the state, besides the already permitted 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm period.
The counsel appearing for firecracker manufacturers told the court that it was not possible to come up with green crackers this Deepavali since there was no set composition for manufacturing them.