A retrospective view of noise pollution control policy in India: status, proposed revisions and control measures

This article provides a retrospective view of noise policies and ordinances in India. It also proposes revisions in them for noise abatement and control based on the available knowledge on noise policies and regulations followed around the world. The work focuses on the inclusion of noise limits for construction activities, household appliances apart from the revision in ambient noise standards and National Building Codes for protection against noise pollution. It is envisaged that the proposed revisions and work plan shall be instrumental in execution of noise abatement action plans for controlling noise pollution in India.

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