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18 Aug 2019, Edition - 1496, Sunday

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Coimbatore

Firecracker traders want licence 30 days before Deepavali

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : Federation of Firecracker Traders of Coimbatore District Sunday urged the Government to issue licence 30 days before Deepavali and also extend the last date for submitting applications till August end.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the first conference of the traders federation held here.

The traders demanded that the Government should issue the licence 30 days before the Deepavali so that they can take adequate stocks from the manufacturers.

The conference also demanded permanent licence for those selling crackers for the last five years. Further crackers should be dropped from explosive substance list and ban selling of gift box without proper licence..

The District Fire and Rescue Officer, M Balasubramanian, who inaugurated the conference gave details of the safety measures to be taken for setting up shops. Handling firecrackers was a delicate issue and slight deviation of mind could result in a major mishap, he said.

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