Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued circular to all district collectors and Superintendents of Police of State directing to ban the firecrackers manufacturing and their sale if the noise produced is more than the specified level of noise pollution.
The crackers should not be used near the school, hospital, court, religious or any other highly sensitive areas. All the students of schools and other educational institutions should be made aware of the side-effects of excess noise pollution, which includes air pollution after burning of crackers. The awareness campaign can be launched for public awareness of school children.
Districts should also monitor the sound and air pollution limits during the festival season. The monitoring should be also done through the Eco-Clubs constituted by CECB in the schools. The analysis of the sound and air pollution before the festival, during the festival and after the festival is to be done.
As per NGT order, under Court and Noise Pollution Rules 2000, District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police or any other officer, to the cadre of minimum deputy collector or Assistant SP, will be considered responsible for the quality of noise and air monitoring.
A joint squad of Police, Raipur Municipal Corporation and revenue officials would be formed for five cities of the State to stop bursting of crackers by citizens beyond 10 pm as per the directives of the Supreme Court.
Official sources in Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) informed that a joint meeting of officials of district administration, police department, Petroleum and Explosive Security Organization and CECB was held on Friday which discussed in detail about strictly abiding by the Supreme Court directives on the use of crackers.
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