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Students take out rally against pollution

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Spreading message: Students taking out rally against pollution caused during Deepavali celebrations in Adilabad on Wednesday. — PHOTO: G. RAJESHWARA CHARY
Spreading message: Students taking out rally against pollution caused during Deepavali celebrations in Adilabad on Wednesday. — PHOTO: G. RAJESHWARA CHARY

A large number of students on Wednesday took out a rally in the town to spread awareness about the pollution caused during the Deepavali festival.

The rally was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Adilabad.

Noise pollution

Addressing students, RIMS Director Sriram B. Rathod said bursting of firecrackers resulted in problems for asthma and bronchitis patients. Noise pollution could cause damage to eardrums and could cause deafness.

Guidelines

He said people should follow the guidelines given by Supreme Court in a relevant case in 2005.

According to the stipulation, the noise of firecrackers was limited to 125 decibels and the timing for bursting crackers was restricted to between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The students went around important roads and juctions in town raising slogans to create awareness among the public on air and noise pollution caused due to bursting of fire crackers in large numbers.


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