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Notification by Tripura Govt department to control noise pollution

Udaipur, Oct 13 (UNI) It has informed by the officials of Tripura State Pollution Control Board and administrative officers of the state government that the necessary steps are being taken by the notification published by the state government to control noise pollution during Laxmi puja night.
The government of Tripura, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Vigyan, Prajukti O Parivesh Bhaban, P.N Complex, Agartala has published a notification.
“Article 48A of the constitution of India, inter-alia envisages that the state shall endeavour to protect and improve the natural environment for safeguarding human beings, wildlife including all living creatures, forests, lake, rivers etc. The Government of Tripura after considering the adverse effects of firecrackers it has decided to regulate this which have determined the effect on the environment. It is observed that smoke and other harmful chemical gases emitted from the firecrackers during various religious festivals like Laxmi puja and others. The firecrackers enhance the toxic gases and ash on it’s burning”, said the notification of the state government.
The government of Tripura in consultation with the Tripura State Pollution Control Board imposed the restrictions on the use of firecrackers to reduce air and noise pollution including minimization of solid waste generation and also to tackle the pollution problem which occurs due to firecrackers during the festival.
“The officers of Tripura State Pollution Control Board are being searched the different shops at Maharaz Ganga Market here in Agartala today. The officers have seized a good number of firecrackers like china crackers and other high sound crackers. A total amount of Rs 50,000 firecrackers are being seized from the different market of Agartala city in Tripura”, said Bishu Karmakar, Officer of Tripura State Pollution Control Board.
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