CSIR-NEERI and JanAkrosh have succeeded in convincing another organisation to support the efforts of controlling noise pollution in the city. Meetings with different organisations are convened by NEERI and JanAkrosh every month.
After Institution of Chartered Accountants, High Court Bar Association, MIDC Industries Association, Hingna has agreed to observe ‘No-Honking Day’ on 3rd of every month.
NEERI and JanAkrosh have taken initiative and are holding discussion with various organisations.
Various steps to control noise pollution were discussed in detail including technological interventions, ambitious noise policies, and changes in people´s behaviours. Lawyers, engineers, doctors, and chartered accountants have already joined this campaign to sensitize residents about the ill-effects of noise pollution on human health.
Dr Atul Vaidya, Director, CSIR-NEERI in the meeting emphasized the need to organize such awareness campaigns periodically by the elite of the society. Various professionals could play a major role to bring the noise pollution gradually down, he added.
Anil Joshi, JanAkrosh gave an overview of the functioning of ‘JanAkrosh’ and plans to control noise pollution in Nagpur. Dr Ritesh Vijay, Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Waste Water Technology Division, CSIR-NEERI highlighted the findings of the noise mapping study done in various cities across Maharashtra, including Nagpur. He suggested some remedial measures to reduce noise pollution levels in Nagpur. Chandrashekhar Shegaonkar, President, MIA and Shree Jamdar, Kinetic Gears MIDC participated in the meeting and shared their views. Ravindra Kaskhedikar (Secretary), Ashok Karandikar and Vinod N Sangitrao from JanAkrosh were present. Ashok Marathe proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Ganesh Kale, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NEERI, Dr Chaitanya Thakre and Dr Vijaya Laxmi, CSIR-NEERI also attended the meeting.