Testing of fire-crackers to assess the compliance of noise level standards prescribed under Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986
Bursting of fire crackers create significant noise pollution during the Diwali Festival. MPCB for last few years is trying to create public awareness towards the high noise levels generated during the bursting of the crackers and its associated adverse health impacts. As a part of awareness activity, MPCB has carried out testing of fire crackers on 07.11.2012 in association with Police department at Pune and in association with police department & Petroleum and Explosive Safety organization at Nagpur City. Also, similar exercise was carried out at Mumbai in coordination with Awaaz Foundation and Police Department on 08.11.2012 to assess the compliance of noise levels standards prescribed under Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, amendment in 1999.