JAMMU : District Magistrate Jammu, in exercise of the powers vested under section 144 Cr.Pc, ordered that no fireworks, crackers or explosive material shall be stored or sold in any place other than those specified by the DM office for the areas within Jammu Municipal Limits and by the respective SDMs/Tehsildars for the areas outside Jammu Municipal limits in Jammu District.
Stalls for sale of fireworks, crackers etc, shall be put by concerned dealers only at places mentioned in their permissions after getting clearance from the Deputy Director Fire Services, Police, Municipal and Revenue authorities.
The maximum amount of explosives which may be kept at any particular time at licensed premises shall not exceed the quantity given in class 7 Div. 2, Sub Div, II, of the explosive rules SCIV.
Chocolate Bomb, Chain cracker, (Kali Pataka, Loose Cracker) Dhani Pataka, Dodoma, Seven Shots, Rocket Bomb, Garlant Patakas, Stat Bomb etc, shall not be allowed to be sold by any wholesale cracker dealers/retail cracker dealers in the district to curb noise pollution.
Imported fireworks containing sensitive chemical substances which are not permitted under Indian statute and also do not comply with the Indian Noise Level Standards shall not be sold by wholesale cracker dealer/ Retailer.
Crackers and other explosive material shall contain a price tag which shall not be more than the price printed on each explosive. The price printed shall be deemed to include all local taxes even if the printed specifically reads “Local Tax Extra”.
In case any wholesale or retailer contravenes any of the conditions specified above, not only the permission granted in his favour shall be cancelled and his stock seized but shall be liable for prosecution under relevant provisions of law.