Imphal, Oct 20: Air and Noise Pollution level rises high went wild with blasting of crackers during Dwipabali festival yesterday amidst banned by district administrations.
Many people were seen blasting crackers even in the middle of the road at crowded Paona Bazar and Thangal Bazar and in many of the Imphal city even though the district administration Imphal West had issued banned on the playing crackers while celebrating the festival.
Some of the sensible Imphalites expressed shocked on seeing a post of the Advisor to the Chief Minister of Manipur, Rajat Sethi at which he stated that, “ Thundering sound of crackers all around in Manipur tell me that cultural nationalism is here to stay for a long long time”. More surprising is the comments by the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh at which he wrote “this is real Manipur”.
Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board, L Radhakishore had admitted the air and noise pollution occurred yesterday evening.
Imphal witnessed more sounds of crackers than the National Capital Delhi yesterday night. Supreme Court had already banned crackers in Delhi while celebrating Dwipabali festival. In Manipur too DCs of various districts including Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal had issued banned of playing crackers while celebrating the festival.
But Chief Minister of Manipur and the advisor to him seems to care less about the order of the district administration.
Meanwhile in press conference held today at the office of Pollution Control Board, DC Complex Lamphel, L Radhakishore, the Chairman of the board said that according to sources from Manipur Pollution Control Board, huge differences have been seen in the report taken from four different places of Imphal before and after Diwali from 2pm to 10 pm.
Besides drastic difference were seen on the voltage of sound received at MG Avenue before and after Diwali. The habit of bursting crackers on Diwali has created noise pollution and has led to various diseases like cancer, he added.
L Radhakishore has appealed to all to stop bursting crackers and different steps will be taken up at the earliest after putting up the issue to the Chief Minister.
Kh Premkanta, Environmental Engineer said that the normal range of breathing in human being is PM 10, but the voltage of sound heard at MG Avenue on Diwali was more than 80 decibel. Such condition will often affect the respiratory system in human beings and lead to various other diseases, he added.
Imphal witnessed rise of air and noise pollution during Dwipabali Festival, Imphal went wild with crackers amidst ban by district administration