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The results of analysis of noise pollution levels measured during February 2007, in different parts of Saharanpur City situated in Western Uttar Pradesh are recorded. The noise pollution levels, more than the recommended permissible limits have been observed in areas of Nehru market, Delhi road, Ambala road, Dehradun road, and Clock tower. There are numerous effects on the human environment due to the increase in noise pollution. The increasing rate of noise pollution is causing adverse impacts on human health such as insomnia, hearing loss, reducing efficiency, sexual impotency, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological damages and shortening the period of human life. The implementation of noise pollution control strategy has been suggested by adopting appropriate measures on affected noise pollution sites.

ü  The measurements of noise levels have been recorded at selected sites in vicinity of Saharanpur City.

ü  The analysis has revealed that noise pollution levels are more than the permissible limits in areas of Nehru market, Delhi road, Ambala road, Dehradun road, and Clock tower.

ü  It is suggested that the necessary abatement measures to reduce the noise levels in these areas should be implemented in order to improve the present status of human health and environment of the Saharanpur City.

 

Location: Uttar Pradesh

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Source: cafetinnova.org