NUMM expresses concern over alarming rise in noise pollution in MP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 10:47:02


Staff Reporter,

Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch (NUMM) has alleged that noise pollution is increasing dangerously in Jabalpur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Dewas, Singrauli, Peethampur, Rewa, Satna etc districts of State due to negligence by administration. The members of NUMM, through the letter sent to Chief Secretary Urban Administration, environment, traffic department, Madhya Pradesh, Secretary Pollution Control Board Bhopal have demanded to get the noise pollution controlled.

The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) Bhopal got the noise pollution level in important cities of state checked and in its latest report of 2016-17 the dangerous level of noise pollution was mentioned. According to this report, out of the determined 21888 counts for noise pollution control, 20317 counts were measured and 4797, i.e. 23.01 percent counts were above the parameters in the latest report 2016-17. The measurement of noise pollution regional office wise was 55.94 percent above the parameter in Dewas,43.40 percent above the parameter in Singrauli, 47.16 percent above in Peethampur, 39 percent above the parameter in Jabalpur, 37.25 percent above in Indore, 36.28 percent above the parameter in Ujjain, 34.28 percent above in Bhopal, 31,13 percent above at Gwalior, 26.56 percent above in Rewa and 23.61 percent above the permitted limit in Satna.

According to the report main reason of noise pollution is excessive movement of vehicles, use of pressure horn, use of loudspeakers during the marriage ceremonies and religious programmes, use of generators, blowing the high noise producing fire crackers during the marriages and festivals, commercial activities etc.

The state co ordinator Manesh Sharma, Dr Rakesh Chakraverty, Dhananjay Majoomdar, Swati Choubey, Ram Milan Sharma and others have alleged that pollution control board is showing laxity in controlling the noise pollution. The actions are confined to the meetings, discussions only and Pollution Control Act 2000 is not being followed practically. Whereas, the honourable Supreme Court has issued the instructions in this direction. If the action is not taken to control pollution within one month of receiving letter,the NUMM would file a contempt of court petition in honourable court.