Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1075-1080 April-June 2015

 

NOISE POLLUTION ANALYSIS IN DIFFERENT MEGA CITIES OF INDIA DURING DEEPAWALI FESTIVAL

 

Anuj Kumar*, Rajeev Kumar Mishra and Amrit Kumar

Delhi Technological University, Delhi (INDIA)

 

Received on : January 25, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Noise pollution is recognized as one of the major fear that affects the quality of life in urban areas across the globe. In India Deepawali is the biggest and the brightest festival among all the Hindu Festivals. Crackers of varied colors and sounds fill the skies during this festival. The study of the characterization of crackers used during Deepawali festival is undertaken to specify maximum sound pressure levels. It is observed that the sound pressure level produced by Indian crackers is higher than the permissible limits prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The objective of this study is to focus the influence of fireworks on the noise increment in India during Deepawali of years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 showing the regular increment in the sound pressure levels. This study may help to disseminate awareness about noise pollution among the people, by which they will be able to take required precautionary measures to save themselves from the adverse effects of noise pollution and to improve the quality of the environment.

 

Keywords : Noise pollution, Deepawali festival, Mega cities, Sound pressure, Public health

 

 

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