Noida: An awareness programme on Noise pollution was organized by NGO, Satya Foundation at Noida Police Control Room on January 23 evening. In a lesson for the other districts and states of India, Noida has become the 3rd district of India after Varanasi and Agra, where anybody suffering from Noise pollution from the canopy-less generators will approach the police & get relief in 15 working days.
Satya Foundation, a national organization working towards regulation & control of Noise apprised, all the police officers, including C.O.`s, S.H.O.S`s and SO`s of their powers to lodge FIR against Noise Pollution under IPC 268, 290 & 291 apart from the environment Protection Act, 1986.
The Satya Foundation`s Founder Secretary Mr. Chetan Upadhyaya gave a very strong Power Point presentation that why fully fledged legal drive against Noise Pollution is necessary. It is worth mentioning that due to consistent efforts by Satya Foundation at multiple levels for the last 4 years, so many cases have been already registered against Noise pollution in different parts of the country. The campaign has got extensive support from the print & electronic media apart from the religious gurus, doctors, patients, children, elderly & the police & administration.
On the day, at the awareness programme, it was being told that for good health of a human being, 40 decibel of sound is ideal, while the noise level in present society is on a much higher side. No religion allows use of speakers for worship in such a way that it disturbs the tranquility of the common man, stated by different religious Gurus at conferences organized by Satya Foundation in different parts of the country.
Chetan Upadhyaya further said that the noise from any of the canopy less generators in the market is between 100 to 140 db which is creating so many problems & diseases for the people. For any generator manufacturer, installing canopy and other sound proofing device so as to reduce the noise level to 75 db (at distance of 1 meter from the source) is an essential precondition, but in absence of proper coordination between the different government agencies, people are bound to suffer silently for years and years. But now armed with the provisions of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules-2000, any police officer of level of C.O. (D.S.P.) and above can give 15 days notice to the owners of such noisy machines/generators producing more than 75 db of noise and in case of non-compliance, register FIR under I.P.C. 268, 290 and 291 apart from the Environment Protection Act-1986.