In order to reduce noise pollution, the premier industrial associations of Vidarbha including Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA) will observe No-Honking Day on 3rd of every month. The members of Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA) took this decision in the meeting convened by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) on 29 June 2022 with an initiative of JanAkrosh.
Various steps to control noise pollution were discussed in detail including technological interventions, ambitious noise policies, and changes in peopleÂ´s behaviors. 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 on the need to organize such awareness campaigns periodically. Various professionals could play a major role to bring the noise pollution gradually down, he added. In the beginning, Anil Joshi, JanAkrosh gave an overview of the functioning of â€˜JanAkroshâ€™ and plans to control noise pollution in Nagpur. Dr. Ritesh Vijay, Sr. Principal Scientist & Head, Waste Water Technology Division, CSIR-NEERI highlighted 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. Dr. Kishore Malviya, Vice President, BMA on behalf of Butibori Manufacturers Association assured that the human resource department will impart training to drivers to control noise pollution as low as they possibly can. Shri Ashok Karandikar, Shri Shyam Bhalerao and Shri Ashok Marathe from JanAkrosh were also present on this occasion.
Dr. Ganesh Kale, Principal Scientist, CSIR-NEERI, Dr. Chaitanya Thakre and Dr. Vijaya Laxmi, CSIR-NEERI also attended the meeting. Vidarbha Industries Association, MIDC Industries Association and Butibori Manufacturers Association will work together to mitigate noise pollution.