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Meeting on noise pollution levels in Pune city held by NSCC

DCP Hiremath spoke about the rules and regulations on sound pollution, burning of fire crackers, use of powerful speakers, dhol tasha, wedding processions and the like.

pune Updated: Jul 16, 2017 14:25 IST
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Advocate Asim Sarode who gave a detailed report on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive to all marriage halls/ mangal karyalaya. 
Advocate Asim Sarode who gave a detailed report on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive to all marriage halls/ mangal karyalaya. (HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

The National Society of Clean Cities (NSCC) held their monthly meeting at Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Wadke Hall on Saturday to discuss issues relating to noise pollution.

“Noise pollution has become a major issue in all crowded cities. In Pune, it exists in gigantic, unhealthy proportions and most of us are at our wit’s end about what to do regarding it. The meeting focused on noise pollution, rules and what a citizen can do about it,” said NSCC president Aneeta Benninger. 

There were 40 members among others, eagerly listening to the first speaker, DCP Sudhir Hiremath, at the meeting. Hiremath spoke about the rules and regulations on sound pollution, burning of fire crackers, use of powerful speakers, dhol tasha, wedding processions and the like.

He further explained the laws related to noise pollution, provisions under various laws and how people can register complaints. He also cited the actual decibels that are to be followed like industrial limit stands at 75 decibel, commercial at 65 decibel while for residential it is 55 decibel and in silent zones it is up to 50 decibels, according to the rules. 

He also pointed out that one could register their complaints on 26122880, and 89759653100 / 8975283100 over WhatsApp. He also mentioned that every police station has two sound metres to check the noise levels. 

The second speaker was advocate Asim Sarode who gave a detailed report on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directive to all marriage halls/ mangal karyalaya. 

Marriage hall and lawn owners are mandated to comply with the Noise Rules 2000. It has been directed by the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone) Bench that marriage halls and lawns should do segregation of solid waste, treat and dispose through composting within their premises and hand over recyclable material to the authorised persons or government body, explained Sarode. 

NSCC founded with the single objective to make a city clean, which means healthy governance and to enhance infrastructure and facilities and ensure the maintenance of a green environment. Every month the NSCC holds a meeting where officials and residents have a topical discussion and try to find solutions to problems.