India CPCB submits the proposal to NGT to make fines stricter for noise pollution

On June 12, 2020, India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) submitted the proposal to National Green Tribunal (NGT) to make fines stricter for noise pollution prescribed in Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2020. The NGT requested, in November 2019, CPCB to review the fines applicable to noise pollution and recidivism due to the use of crackers. The proposed fines are listed as follows.

 

 

Sl.No. Violation of Noise Rules Compensation to be paid by defaulter Action to be taken by designated authority
1 Use of loud speakers/ public address system Rs 10,000 Seizure
2 Violation WRT generator sets norms
a) DG sets more than 1000 KVA Rs 1,00,000 Sealing of DG sets
b) DG sets 62.5 to 1000 KVA Rs 25,000
c) DG sets up to 62.5 KVA Rs 10,000
3 Violation of use of sound emitting construction equipments Rs 50,000 Seizure/ Sealing of equipment
4 Bursting of Firecrackers beyond the prescribed time limit prescribed
4(1) Violation by individual/ household Residential/ Commercial/ Mixed Zone Silence Zone
Rs 1,000 Rs 3,000
4(2) Violation during Possession

a. Public rallies

b. Barat during marriage

Religious event

Rs 10,000 Rs 10,000 Fine to be paid by organizer.
4(3) First violation within a fixed premises:

a. Function organized by RWA

b. Marriage function

c. Public function

d. Institution function

e. Banquet Hall

f. Open ground functions

Rs 20,000 Fine to be paid by organizer and owner of the place.
4(4) Second violation within a fixed premises:

a. Function organized by RWA

b. Marriage function

c. Public function

d. Institution function

e. Banquet Hall

Open ground functions

Rs 40,000
4(5) More than two violation within a fixed premises:

a. Function organized by RWA

b. Marriage function

c. Public function

d. Institution function

e. Banquet Hall

Open ground functions

Rs 1,00,000 and action under EP Act. Sealing of premises

 

CPCB also has been developing the source specific standards for regulations of loud speakers and public address system for specific uses.

 

The proposal can be downloaded from the following URL (in English)

https://greentribunal.gov.in/sites/default/files/news_updates/CPCB%20Report%20in%20O.A.%20No.%20519%20of%202016%20With%20O.A.%20No.%20496%20of%202018.pdf