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MPCB not to monitor noise pollution this Diwali

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Prashant Nikale

NASHIK: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the apex body to monitor pollution in the state, has decided not to monitor noise pollution in Nashik city this year. The MPCB will only monitor four cities in state. The city of Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, and Nagpur will be on the radar of the MPCB this Diwali festival.

The apex body has not given any particular clarification about dropping the Nashik City from the monitoring list. The official has said that the decision has been taken at state level. The MPCB is monitoring noise pollution in the city from last 8 years. The city has history of being noisy during Diwali festival with firecrackers.

The Regional Officer, Nashik of MPCB, told Deshdoot Times, “The board has decided this year not to monitor the noise pollution this year. Only the Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad city will include in monitoring city noise pollution drive during Diwali festival.

The air pollution will be monitored on a daily basis as we do it every day. The decision has taken by the higher officials of the state.”  The official also said that the officials may have taken the decision as no substantial data has been observed in the city. The official suggested that the city may have less noise pollution during Diwali than other cities.

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