The Tamil Nadu government said people would be allowed to burst firecrackers between 6 am and 7 am and 7 pm and 8 pm on Diwali, in line with the Supreme Court directive.
A government release also urged people of the state to burst crackers with low decibel and pollution levels.
“Based on the Supreme Court verdict, the Tamil Nadu government permits bursting of crackers between 6 am and 7 am and 7 pm and 8 pm,” the release said.
Further, it asked the people to avoid bursting firecrackers near hospitals and places of worship.
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would study the air quality seven days before and after the festival in all the corporation limits.