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Study of Noise Pollution in Dhar Town MP, India with Special Reference to the Silence Zones

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Govt. Post Graduate College, Dhar 454001, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (IVC-2014), Pages 76-80,(2014)


This research paper deals with the study of noise pollution in ten selected locations of Dhar town including silence zones / sensitive areas as per the norms of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In this study sound level meter was used to measure noise levels. This study suggests that the noise levels are much higher than that of the prescribed limits of CPCB even in the silent zones. The main sources of noise pollution were found to be vehicular traffic and pressure horns causing non auditory effects like communication problem, stress, sleeplessness, and lack of efficiency.


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