NGT: Ban on firecrackers and sound system at Fateh Sagar and ESZ in Udaipur

NGT: Ban on firecrackers and sound system at Fateh Sagar and ESZ in Udaipur

NGT order was imposed in answer to the petition filed by Environmentalist Anil Mehta

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has mandated a complete prohibition on all noise-polluting activities near Fateh Sagar Lake, including the use of DJs and firework displays. Also Udaipur's eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has also been ordered by NGT to create a particular procedure and app to keep track of the issue. 

An environmentalist named Anil Mehta petitioned to have the area around Fateh Sagar and Sajjangarh Biological Park protected, and this was ordered in response to that hearing. With the help of the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB), the NGT has directed all lakeside hotels near Fathe Sagar to install instruments to measure continuous ambient noise levels so that the authorities can access the levels via the app.

The NGT judgement further stipulated that marriage gardens must put up notices at their major entrances warning of the negative impacts of noise pollution and attesting that the sound levels are within acceptable limits. The Municipal authorities and UIT should install display boards in their areas indicating ill effects of noise pollution near the lakes of Udaipur and the EsZ.” - NGT

This directive also prohibits using DJ equipment mounted on cars during religious and wedding processions. The purpose of this order is to reduce noise pollution, which poses a risk to people, animals, and aquatic life. The directives need to be carried out since Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Fateh Sagar Lake are popular tourist destinations.   

Source: Times Of India


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