Decibel Levels Dip, But Still Way Above Permissible Limits

Highest Diwali noise levels have consistently stayed above 95 decibels — breaching 100 at times — and the worst have been some of the posh localities in the city, shows data put out by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dileep B. Nevatia Vs State of Maharashtra Others dated 11/10/2013. NGT has directed the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to notify the standards for sirens and multi-toned horns used by different vehicles either under Government duty or otherwise within a period of 3 months hence. Based upon the standards to be prescribed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, the State of Maharashtra and the Transport Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra, Respondent Nos.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Biswanath Mondal Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/09/2013 regarding reduction of the noise level emanating from firecrackers.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/768-2013(MApp)_25Sep2013.pdf

If noise pollution has been giving you sleepless nights, now there is at least a way out to quantify it region-wise and put it online.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurbachan Singh Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 11/09/2013 regarding use of loudspeakers, microphones in religious and marriage places in the State of Punjab and the noise pollution caused by it.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Biswanath Mondal Vs State of West Bengal Others dated 21/08/2013 regarding fixation of lower noise level impulse at 90 dB(A) at 5 meters from source for manufacturing and sale of firecrackers instead at 125 dB(A) at 4 meters from source which is prescribed by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) vide Notification dated 05.10.1999.

The campaign slogans of the volunteer group raising its voice against noise pollution in Gurgaon are impatient and exclamatory - "Do not honk!" "For God's sake stop honking." It's almost as though

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Narayan Vs Union of India & Ors regarding industry's management of water and related issues dated 02/07/2013.

Mumbai: Mining will not be allowed in areas declared as forests, wildlife sanctuaries and buffer zones.

These were among the new rules for mining of minor minerals that were approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday to make mining an ecologically sustainable industry. Now, every district will have to prepare a district mining plan to be monitored by a committee headed by the collector. Mining will be allowed only during the day and to reduce noise, air and water pollution, only scientific excavation will be permitted.

Shanghai is to introduce 200 new-energy buses in a bid to cut emissions and reduce noise, Xinhua News Agency reported on Feb 20.

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