Ignorance May Kill You ..... Today , Say NO To Noise Pollution And Live A
What is Noise Pollution?
When sound becomes annoying, it's Noise. Pollution caused by such an annoying
sound is termed as Noise Pollution.
Noise pollution is not a merely a word so that one should hear and let it go.
It’s in fact a SLOW POISON, that slowly affects one individual’s health even up
to a dead end. Some of the bad effect includes hypertension, high stress levels,
tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, Cardiovascular Issues.
Sources of noise pollution.
It can be classified into two classes:
- Industrial sources
It mainly includes noise generated from – Every industry produces noise due
to heavy machinery, boilers, cutting machines, manufacturing heavy machinery
etc. Hence such heavy industries are prohibited within the residential
We Are Annoyed Mainly By
- Non-industrial sources
It mainly includes noise generated from Loudspeaker, trains, aircraft,
construction work, crowded bazaars, social religious, political gatherings
including sports field, sirens, and generator sets, High sound flour mills
in residential areas etc.
Why Noise Pollution Is Increasing Day By Day
It’s The Time To Say ‘No’ To Such Noises That Are Annoying You.
Let’s have a look upon the below mentioned laws against noise pollution:
- Ignorance-It’s a common man psychology to ignore, or don’t care
if any noise is annoying him. We select to close the window & doors, rather
to say a big NO to such annoyance.
It’s the duty of every human being to look after noises that are hampering
their health and their belongings. It’s important to come out the doors and
say NO to the noises. There is a need for creating general awareness towards
the hazardous effects of noise pollution.
- No Response By The Administration- If one individual complains
against any noise pollution to the police or administration, in case of lose
or poor response by the administration one get frustrated and compromise
with the situation.
- In Section 133, Code of Criminal Procedure the magistrate court have
been empowered to issue remove or abate nuisance caused by noise pollution
u/s 133 empowers and executive magistrate to interfere and remove a public
nuisances in the first instance with a conditional order and then with a
permanent one the provision can be utilized in case of nuance of environment
nature. In Law of Torts noise pollution is considered as a civil wrong.
Under Law of Torts a civil suit can be filed claiming damages for the
- You have right to stop noise reaching you as Noise Pollution is against
the Article 21 of the Constitution which guarantees life and personal
liberty to all persons. It is well settled by repeated pronouncements of the
Supreme Court that right to life enshrined in Article 21 is not of mere
survival or existence. It guarantees a right of persons to life with human
dignity. Any one who wishes to live in peace, comfort and quiet within his
house has a right to prevent the noise as pollutant reaching him.
- Section 268 of the Indian Penal Code- provides provision in which one
shall be penalised if creating disturbance, annoyance by making noise.
Steps To Be Initiated In Case of Noise Pollution:
- If any sound is annoying you, inform immediately against such noise to
Local Police and explain your issue and ask them to take immediate steps. If
in case police doesn’t respond appropriately, inform senior police officials
and send written complain immediately via Fax or E-mail. Keep a copy of the
same with you for future references.
- If any sound has badly affected you by heath damages, children’s
learning issues during examination etc you may contact a lawyer a send Legal
Notice to the concerned annoying element claiming damages against your loss.
- You may file a petition before the magistrate annexing the copy of
police complaint, also explaining no response of police & Legal Notice sent
by you. Under this petition you may claim for damages against your losses
from annoying element before the court.
- You can directly approach High Court also against violation of your
fundamental rights specially Article 21 of the Constitution which guarantees
life and personal liberty to all persons.
Everyone has right to live in a peaceful atmosphere, hence no one can interfere
in your respective lives peace. The main problem which is consistently promoting
this issue is just our ignorance. Once you stopped ignoring and started saying
NO to the noise pollution definitely you will achieve a peaceful life and stress
free mind, which is your right. Laws are made for the convenience and betterment
of one individual’s life , it all depend upon you whether you want to ignore and
live a stressed live or Vice-Versa.
Written By: Achyut Swaroop Mishra -
Advocate, Jharkhand High Court