Majority of working professionals in the Delhi-NCR region have supported the Supreme Court's order to ban sale of firecrackers, industry body Assocham today claimed.
"Majority of right-minded people in Delhi-NCR feel that no source of pollution is too small to be ignored when it comes to the public health concerns," it said in a statement.
Over half of the 2,000 respondents stated that ban on firecrackers' sale must be welcomed considering the need to avoid a spike in pollution to hazardous levels, it added.
"Air pollution in Delhi-NCR is not just devastating the environment but it might also hurt brand India thereby severely hitting sectors like tourism," it said.
It also said that there are about 800 licensed fireworks units in and around Sivakasi town in Tamil Nadu and employees about 10 lakh workers.
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