It is getting bad to worse for Guwahatians!

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought the Centre's response on a plea alleging that noise created by aircraft at IGI Airport here is affecting the health of nearby residents.

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Tuesday referred to National Green Tribunal (NGT) a batch of petitions alleging that noise pollution generated by aircrafts at the IGI airport is affecting health of the residents of nearby areas.

“Considering the provisions of the Environment Protection Act, the Environment Protection Rules and Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules as also the definition of noise pollutants given in the Air (Prevention and Control) of Pollution Act, it can hardly be disputed that these petitions involve a substantial question relating to environment,” said a bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain.

PANAJI: The state government, under sub-rule (3) of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, has permitted the use of loudspeakers or public address systems during the night betwee

Vehicles with multi-tone horns and sirens are found to be violating noise pollution rules

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Union government to notify standards for sirens and multi-tone horns used by vehicles including those of Government, police or ambulance within three months. The directions were issued by principal bench of Justice A S Naidu and G K Pandey who felt an urgent need to have source specific noise standards, as there were no standards specified by the Union government with regard to use of horns and sirens in ambulances, government and police vehicles.

In order to assess the impact of the bursting of fire crackers and other predominating noise generating activities on the occasion of Diwali festival in the Jaipur City, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has undertaken noise level monitoring at five commercial areas viz.

Almost all commonly available sound emitting firecrackers exceed the prescribed noise level limits set by the Supreme Court, shows this study by PESO of 846 sound emitting firecrackers from 144 manufacturers in Sivakasi.

Noise levels in most Indian cities have crossed safe limits. Lack of awareness has led to ailments ranging from hypertension to heart diseases. But the authorities dont's seem bothered. Read this special report in Down To Earth.

CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms. Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab tracks noise levels in Delhi and finds them to be very high in some places. Constant exposure to noise can have serious health implications, ranging from deafness to heart conditions to sleep disorders.

These rules may be called the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) (Amendment) Rules, 2010. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.