Coimbatore

Celebrate eco-friendly Deepavali: Collector

The district administration has asked the public to celebrate Deepavali in an environment-friendly manner by bursting fire crackers that generate less noise, that too in the permitted time.

Collector C. Kathiravan, in a press release, said that the Supreme Court had allowed bursting crackers from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and also use crackers that generate noise level less than 125dB (A).

The release said that based on the court order, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board created awareness among the public and student community regarding sound pollution and its ill effects. It advised people to celebrate Deepavali without any fire accident.

The Board also proposed to conduct Ambient Air Quality and Ambient Noise Level survey on Pre-Deepavali day and on Deepavali day in important cities in the State.

The release asked retailers and shopkeepers not to sell crackers that generated noise beyond the permitted level and also comply with the directions of the court.

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