WBPCB To Hold Workshops In School Ahead Of Diwali
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board will hold workshops in schools to raise awareness about sound pollution in the run-up to the Diwali festival. A WBPCB official said, since children are major users of fire crackers during Diwali, the Board is targeting school students to sensitise them about decibel limits and perils of sound and air pollution.
Students of some schools in Salt Lake have already participated in such workshops before the Durga Puja while more such workshops will be held in other institutions in the city in the coming days.
WBPCB has also handed over sound limiter devices to police to keep a tab on sound pollution, the official said. An estimated 720 sound limiters, which can measure the sound level at a spot, were handed over to Kolkata Police and Bidhannagar police commissionerates and the cops will monitor sound level on particular festive days, he said.
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