CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) has taken an initiative to measure the real-time noise levels in the Nagpur City by using its Noise tracker app in android smart phones.
A social organization, ‘JanAkrosh’, has extended its support to CSIR-NEERI in this noble endeavour.
A meeting was held in this regard between CSIR-NEERI scientists and members of ‘JanAkrosh’ in the NEERI Auditorium on 16 October 2023 to chalk out a proper action-plan. Er. SatishLokhande, who developed the Noise tracker app, elaborated various steps involved in managing the noise monitoring app. ‘JanAkrosh’ assured that it will deploy volunteers in the city for noise monitoring.
Dr. Atul Vaidya, Director, CSIR-NEERI said that the data generated through this Noise tracker app will help to identify the hotspots in the city and take control measures that need to be put in place.
Dr. Atya Kapley, Chief Scientist and Head, Environmental Biotechnology and Genomics Division, CSIR-NEERI, who is involved in preparing Environmental Status Report (ESR) for the Nagpur City, said that the noise data will enable regulatory authorities to take measures for abatement of noise.
Ravindra Kaskhedikar, Secretary, Shri ShyamBhalerao and Shri Anil Joshi from JanAkrosh were prominently present in the meeting. They also desired to deploy their volunteers in other cities for noise monitoring using the Noise tracker app developed by CSIR-NEERI.