Noise Levels Within Limits In City: Jspcb | Ranchi News


RANCHI: This Diwali, noise levels have not exceeded 100 decibels, said an official of the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB).
Talking to TOI, Y K Das, member secretary of JSPCB, said, “According to the board’s monitoring, the noise level has not exceeded 100 decibels, with the highest level of noise observed being 90 decibel. In the past, the noise level exceeded or extended to 100 decibels, but this year it was significantly lower. This indicates that residents have become more aware of pollution issues.”
The JSPCB has identified four strategic points on the basis of three aspects — silence, commercial and residential areas.
There were four strategic points in the city: Doranda was one of the quietest areas in the city. Albert Ekka Chowk and Kutchery Chowk commercial area and Ashok Nagar, a residential area. The monitoring was done between 6 pm and 10 pm.
The maximum noise level recorded was 90 decibels between 6 pm and 7 pm at Albert Ekka Chowk.
Similarly, in Doranda the highest noise level was 83 decibel between 8 pm and 9 pm, and in Kutchery Chowk, it was 84 decibel between 6 pm and 7 pm. It was 70 decibel in Ashok Nagar between 6 pm and 7 pm.
The JSPCB has allowed the residents to burst crackers for two hours from 8 pm to 10 pm. People also followed the guidelines and the majority of crackers were burst within the window provided to the residents.
“Our monitoring has revealed that majority of residents have adhered to the recommendations. We had advised people to burst firecrackers only for two hours, and the majority of them have complied with the guidelines this Diwali,” Das added.
Suryakant Sharma, a resident of Bariatu, said, “No one in my family is fond of firecrackers. We should celebrate a smoke-free Diwali every year. Crackers are waste of money as they provide joy for a small period of time but create more disturbances in the nature.”


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