In adherence to the stringent directives set forth by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has taken decisive action to protect the delicate ecosystem of the Fatehsagar and Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. A ban has been imposed on the use of drums, DJ sets, laser lights, and fireworks within the eco-sensitive zone encompassing these pristine natural reserves. The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has wasted no time in issuing official notices to the management of 30 prestigious hotels and resorts located within this ecologically sensitive zone. These establishments have been instructed to promptly cease all activities involving drums, DJ sets, laser lights, and fireworks, effective immediately.
The move comes as part of a concerted effort to preserve and safeguard the fragile ecological balance of the Fatehsagar and Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, which is renowned for its rich biodiversity and breathtaking natural beauty. By curbing these disruptive activities, the board aims to ensure that the serene tranquility of this natural wonder remains undisturbed for generations to come.
Sharad Saxena, the Regional Manager of the Pollution Control Board, has issued guidelines in accordance with the directives from the Bhopal Bench of the National Green Tribunal, dated July 31, 2023. These guidelines stipulate the immediate implementation of all specified restrictions across the entire eco-sensitive zone, encompassing a total of 30 hotels.
Police and transportation authorities have issued directives to prohibit DJs and fireworks during wedding and religious processions within these areas. This heightened enforcement is evident in the upcoming marriage ceremony of actress Parineeti Chopra and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha scheduled for September 23rd and 24th. Notably, the list of restricted locations encompasses the two hotels chosen by the couple for hosting all their wedding and reception ceremonies.
Monitoring Noise Levels with Decibel Meters and CCTV Cameras
Decibel meters will be installed for noise measurement, while CCTV cameras will be set up to monitor the data generated by these meters. Additionally, the data and recordings will be made available online. However, the specific actions to be taken against violators of these guidelines have not been determined as of yet.