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Kerala to impose penalties to curb noise pollution: CM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (UNI) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday that it would consider imposing severe penalties to curb noise pollution.
The state would take a leadership role to implement the suggestions from the discussions at the convention, the Chief Minister further said while inaugurating the Convention and Workshop of the First Global Parliament on Safe Sound at National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH).
''Noise pollution is increasing at an alarming rate. Reports show that noise pollution largely affects the physical and mental condition of human beings. Children are the ones who largely get affected by this problem,'' he stated .
"High decibel sounds will cause shock and panic in them. Such sounds may cause epilepsy in children and also may cause depression. Noise pollution also affects pregnant women and foetus. It will also cause hearing loss and deafness," he further stated.
"It’s not possible to ban earphones. But vehicle horns can be prevented by law to go beyond allowed decibels. Hence both laws and awareness programs are needed,” he added.
The first Global Safe Sound Parliament that discusses the need to curb noise pollution will be held on Saturday at KTDC Samudra, Kovalam.
The program would be inaugurated by the Minister for Tourism and Cooperation Kadakampally Surendran. MP, Trivandrum Shashi Tharoor , IMA National President and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Santanu Sen, Dr Joseph Attias, Head of Neurology and Neuro Physiology- University of Haifa, Israel would speak at the event.
The discussions would be led by renowned ENT Surgeon Padmashree Dr Mahesh Kameshwaran.
The Global Parliament and the conference is organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in association with the National Initiative for Safe Sound (NISS), a social project of the IMA.
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