Manipur Pollution Control Board calls for concerted efforts to curb pollution

Imphal, March 20, 2018 (DIPR): Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) is taking up various steps to monitor water bodies from various sources of contaminants from further polluting the major water bodies of the State through awareness to the masses.

Speaking during the 2nd session of the series of Press Conference of HODs organised by Directorate of Information and Public Relations at DIPR Complex at Moirangkhom, Shri T. Mangi Singh, Member Secretary, MPCB said that concerted efforts from all sections of society is needed to help in curbing environment pollution in Manipur.

Solid waste, plastic waste, air and vehicular pollution are the three main factors that contribute massively in polluting our environment. The Board is undertaking various activities to keep the environment safe through Bio-Medical Waste Management, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Monitoring Water Bodies and Noise pollution among others.

Shri T Mangi Singh informed that Bio-Medical Waste should be properly disposed as per the directives given under Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules- 2016 to prevent from potential risks of health hazard and surroundings. Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules – 2016 relates to safe handling and management of bio-medical wastes generated from hospital.

Dr. W. Roshan Singh, AEE, MPCB stated that there is a provision that loudspeakers cannot be used without permission from the concerned DCs and an official notification has been already issued to regulate noise pollution by identifying no horn zones/silent zones, regulations on use of loudspeakers, etc.

In Industrial areas, 75 Decibel are permitted during day time (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) and 70 Decibel are permitted during night time (10:00 PM – 6:00 AM), commercial areas – 65Decibel are permitted during day time (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) and 55 Decibel are permitted during night time (10:00 PM – 6:00 AM), in residential areas – 55 Decibel are permitted during day time (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) and 45 Decibel are permitted during night time(10:00 PM – 6:00 AM) and in silent zones or no horn zones, 50 Decibel are permitted during day time (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) and 40 Decibel are permitted during night time (10:00 PM – 6:00 AM).

The Board with the line department is earnestly working towards the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in Imphal to overcome the challenges of the conventional method of waste collection, transportation and disposal.

The officials of MPCB sought the support and cooperation of the masses in their effort and steps to address issues related to water pollution, air & vehicular pollution, improper waste disposal in various areas of the State.

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