The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 - Schedule

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(see rule 3(l) and 4(l)

Ambient Air Quality Standards in respect of Noise

Area Code Category of Area/Zone Limits in dB(A) Leq *
                            Day Time  NightTime

(A) Industrial area        75         70
(B) Commercial area     65         55
(C) Residential area      55        45
(D) Silence Zone            50        40


1. Day time shall mean from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

2. Night time shall mean from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

3. Silence zone is defined as an area comprising not less than 100 metres around hospitals, educational institutions and courts. The silence zones are zones which are declared as such by the competent authority.

4. Mixed categories of areas may be declared as one of the four above mentioned categories by the competent authority.

*dB(A) Leq denotes the time weighted average of the level of sound in decibels on scale A which is relatable to human hearing.

A "decibel" is a unit in which noise is measured.

"A", in dB(A) Leq, denotes the frequency weighting in the measurement of noise and corresponds to frequency response characteristics of the human ear.

Leq : It is an energy mean of the noise level, over a specified period.

[F. No. Q-14012/l/96-CPA]

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I would like to raise a concern for an illegally Operated shops in residential area. This shop is in running state and it causes nuisance and pollution to people residing in the near by area.It is an illegal shop and it should be removed from here and Already Sealed Shop operated by Kau Singh. I would like to request you to take stern action against them and seal their shop.
1. Illegally opened shop in residential area.
2.Causes nuisance and harmful gases which is very harmful.
3.Causes massive traffic jams every day.
4.Causes nuisances and pollution to neighbours as its was resident area
5.Shop owner is a stubborn and disgusting person and he does not listen to public.Lots of people have asked him to move his shop but he does not listen.Hope you will take proper action against this shop.
Their address: steel works by Kau Singh, Shop at 7 Block Gurudwara Singh Sabha, New Delhi-110027. Thanks

aditya999, India

I am resident of Nagpur, Vidharbha region . Under the guise of enviournment protection act of 1986 and noise polluction act a police constable booked one of our Ganesh mandal member during the on going Ganesh festival . It is rediculous,the reason we were playing the bhajans on small domestic speakears attached to a DVD which is not having powerful inbuilt amplifer.
The Constable just took out a decible meter measured the sound and without giving the explaination asked one of the member to sign and recieve the notice and even added that we may continue to play the music. This is really paradoxical.

anand123, India

I am resident of the community in a state adjacent to UT Chandigarh). There is on-going sound system installed mysteriously in neighbourhood but has mobility to cover larger part of the state/region.
I am surprised that there are TEMPLES, GURUDWARAS, SOCIETIES FOR WELFARE of community members. The noise level in the environment is to uncontrollable level for anybody and is to create the disturbance in the region on political, social, religious issues. For example, turning to temple going people or other responsible persons against each other, The noise level is of sometimes unbearable level that it adds to disturbance by quotting people from seats in administration of the region.

Police stations, Heath Departments do hav their recrruits with some education on ttheir responsibilities. However, it has become a fun game for everybody but at a cost as mentioned on public health.

Adding to that these people have involvement with foregn (overseas) persons contributing and participant to this illegal activity. This is what everyone understands but have no idea what is happening around and who could be turned to.

I take this opportunity ( keeping myself anaonymous, for safety) to let you decide on who could be approached in these circumstances.
It is mockery of the ACT by the government of India AND aware ness of the officals on the environmental pollution. TRUE.

Thanking you,

APS (anand), Mohali and Chandigarh.

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