The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has announced a complete ban on the production, storage, sale, online delivery, and bursting of firecrackers in order to combat air pollution during the winter months. This is the fourth consecutive year of the ban in the national capital. The decision comes as pollution levels in Delhi reach dangerous levels after Diwali celebrations and the burning of stubble. The government has called on neighboring states in the National Capital Region to enforce a similar ban. The Delhi government is also preparing a winter action plan to further address pollution issues.