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Study of Noise Pollution Levels during a Hindu Festival in Dhar Town, MP, India

Author Affiliations

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

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 71-75, December,18 (2013)


The present paper deals with monitoring of Noise Pollution at different places of Dhar town during Navratri festival. During this festival Garba dance (one of the most popular folk dances in India) is organized by local public at various places of the town. During the present study the noise levels were measured with the help of sound level meter at five different locations during Navratri festival. It was clear from our study that the noise levels are extremely elevated and are found to be above the prescribed limits of CPCB even in the silent zones. The main sources of noise pollution are loud speakers, powerful sound systems, orchestra, drums etc. Major effects of noise pollution include interference with communication, sleeplessness, and reduced efficiency.


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