While determining the environmental policies in India, the issue of noise pollution often takes a backseat, even as cities, towns, animals and humans continue to struggle through ever increasing levels of noise pollution. With the medical and ecological concerns sidelined, we are yet to chalk out concrete policies to curb noise pollution. This Policy Brief tries to put things into perspective and suggests the plausible aspects relating to noise pollution that can be addressed to mitigate the menace it creates.
The urgency to adopt sustainable measures to be able to conserve the ecosystem against increased human activities is now more pressing than ever. Unless the ecosystem is conserved, no developmental progress will be long-lasting.