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Rise in noise pollution during Diwali
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Oct 23: The city has witnessed a sharp in noise pollution during this Diwali celebration. According to Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) reports, commercial areas like Ganeshguri have seen 15% rise in noise pollution compared to what it was last year during Diwali.
Speaking to this reporter, PCBA’s Sr. Environment Scientist Manoj Saikia said, “During this Diwali it has been observed that there has been a rise in the level of noise pollution in commercial and the residential areas in the city.” “However, in the Panbazar area, we found rise in noise pollution from 60% in normal days to 71.3 % during Diwali. The peak hour of this increase in noise pollution was after 10 pm till mid-night,” Saikia added. Speaking on the impact of noise pollution produced during Diwali Veteriry doctor of Aquarium Palace at Hatigaon here Dr Shahjahan Ali Ahmed said, “Noise pollution during Diwali has very adverse effects on animals. They get frightened and stop taking any food in fear, which brings them bad health. In some serious cases they also get hearing problems. This year too they have faced the shock.”
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