In a bid to reduce noise pollution in the city, the Chartered Accountants took a resolution to observe no-honking day on 3rd of every month. This was decided in the fourth monthly meeting held at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI).
The Chartered Accountants actively participated in order to contribute towards mitigation of noise pollution in the city. The meeting was organized with an initiative of JanAkrosh in association with CSIR-NEERI. Dr. Atul N Vaidya, Director, CSIR-NEERI chaired the meeting and briefed about the objectives of campaign against noise pollution. He said that various professionals can play a major role to bring down the noise pollution gradually. Engineers and doctors of the city have already taken up this task and now the Chartered Accountants will play a key role in spreading awareness against noise pollution, he added.
In the beginning, Anil Joshi of JanAkrosh gave an overview of the functioning of â€˜JanAkroshâ€™ and plans to control noise pollution in Nagpur. Dr Ritesh Vijay, Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Waste Water Technology Division, CSIR-NEERI highlighted findings of the noise mapping study done in various cities across Maharashtra. He suggested some remedial measures to reduce noise pollution levels in Nagpur. The Chartered Accountants, representing the Nagpur Branch of Western India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India N. Varadarajan, Jitendra Saglani, Deepak Jethwani, Akshay Gulhane (Secretary), Ketan Vathil, Shreya Pokley, Prajakta Gupta, Chinmay Mittal, Parth Shukla and Anushka Ringangaonkar participated in the meeting. Dr Shubhangi Bompilwar and Prof Sneha Uttarwar from Cummins College of Engineering for Women, and Ravindra Kaskhedikar (Secretary) and Ashok Karandikar from JanAkrosh also participated in the meeting.