The Supreme Court of India on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a blanket ban on firecrackers in the country. .When the petitioner mentioned the plea, a bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit declined to entertain it, saying that the petitioner should have approached the court sooner because injuncting now would result in losses given the upcoming Diwali season."We will not entertain this. Diwali is round the corner and people must have invested in it already and now injuncting this will lead to losses etc. You should have come few months earlier," the Court said..Earlier this week, in a plea by BJP's Manoj Tiwari argued by Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha, the apex court had declined to stay Delhi Government's decision prohibiting storage, sale and use of all sorts of firecrackers in the national capital until January 1 in order to reduce pollution levels. However, the plea was tagged by a Justice MR Shah led bench with other such pending cases and is set to be heard before Diwali. .As Diwali approaches, many States are exercising prudence in terms of the sale, purchase, and bursting of crackers due to their impact on air quality. Some States allow bursting of crackers only for a few hours, other allows only 'green crackers'. Green crackers are low-emission fireworks that the Supreme Court approved for usage during festivals, lifting the total ban on fireworks imposed in 2017 and confirming that there was no general restriction on the use of fireworks, and that only those containing barium salts are illegal.