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    Do you think CPCB follows Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules by identifying lawbreakers?

    As per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)'s Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 there are many rules and restrictions of using the loud speakers, horns, musical instruments, etc. The noise is measured by DB (decibel). And there is too much noise pollution due to blow horns by buses, trucks and motorcycles in cities and small towns. I think the local departments of noise pollution control board is completely slept or kept cotton in their ears, so that nothing will be audible and no issues.

    Here I'm writing one of those rules as mentioned in the Noise standards, "A loud speaker or a public address system or any sound producing instrument or a musical instrument or a sound amplifier shall not be used at night time except in closed premises for communication within, like auditoria, conference rooms, community halls, banquet halls or during a public emergency."

    Then why bands and baaraats at permitted during night with lots of fireworks and full volume sound track in towns? Once I asked a friend in his marriage, he's taken permission from collector and S.P. for bands and fireworks. There is nothing mentioned whether not be used/not in night time. So there is no risk.
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    Implementation of rules and regulations poses a great challenge to the law enforcing authorities particularly those which touch upon the age old customs and traditions like the use of fireworks in temples in certain parts of the south India.
    Total 111 people were killed and more than 350 were injured in the Puttingal Temple accident at Paravur, Kollam in Kerala in the month of April, 2016.
    The same applies in the case of 'barats' and religious functions also.
    Under the Noise Pollution (Control and Regulation) Rules, 2000 it is provided that no horn shall be used in silence zones or during night time in
    residential areas except during a public emergency. Silence zone is defined as an area comprising not less than 100 metres around hospitals, educational institutions, courts, religious places or any other area which is declared as such by the competent authority.
    However gradually the things are changing. We sometimes hear/read news about people complaining to the police about loud music being played during parties etc. in the house of Bollywood celebrities and the police visiting such places and taking action also.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

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