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Noise pollution from Hanuman Nagar highest in Nagpur, reveals NEERI data

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Nagpur: Noise pollution in Nagpur city was higher aa compared to the last two years, reveals CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute’s (NEERI) noise monitoring research.

CSIR-NEERI noise expert and senior technical officer, Sameer Lokhande this Diwali launched a campaign for noise monitoring across the city. An appeal was made to the citizens to come forward as volunteers and record the noise levels in various parts of the city using the Noise Tracker application developed by Lokhande. Interestingly, CSIR-NEERI recieved an overwhelming response during the festive season. People from all age groups, across the city joined the campaign and made it a succesa.

More than 650 data was received by the NEERI across the district. The data collected reveals that most noise pollution was recorded from Hanuman Nagar, followed by Gandhibagh, Mangalwari, Nehru Nagar, Satranjipura and Ashipura.

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In Hanuman Nagar, the noisiest places (which recorded over 80db) were Raghuji Nagar, Bhagwan Nagar, Rameshwari and Manewada. In Nehru nagar, Nandanvan, Ramna Murti, Narsala and Dighori were the main areas contributing to the noisiest lots list.

Nagpur district administration had allowed bursting of crackers only for two hours, from 8pm to 10pm, keeping in mind the increasing noise and air pollution in the district. Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court had prohibited manufacture, use, sale and purchase of firecrackers, except for green crackers.

Lokhande thanked the citizens of Nagpur for their active participation in the drive and making it a success. The Covid-19 cases in the district had subsidised which resulted in celebrations at large scale across the city.



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