In its latest endeavor to control pollution by promoting eco friendly Diwali, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has planned to release a video regarding the ill effects of firecrackers on animals and birds at cinema halls of the state.
The video informing about ill effects of noise and air pollution will be disbursed by the board in all cinema halls and multiplexes from a week before Diwali.
As per PPCB, the ‘before burning’ levels in noise pollution this year have registered a one decibel increase and the during burning levels have seen a two decibel decrease as compared to last year while noise pollution levels on this Dussehra were registered to be six decibels more than before.
The board’s data shows the present noise levels on Dussehra this year were 77 (before burning), 99 (during burning) and 76 (after burning). Whereas the ambient noise levels witnessed on Dussehra in 2015 were 76 (before burning), 101 (during burning) and 82 (after burning).
The PPCB will be taking present air readings from October 25, on Diwali day and following it. A detailed schedule regarding this shall also be released by the PPCB within days.