Guidance Note: Permissible Noise Levels in Any Place (including religious places)


Drawn under the Environment (Protection) Act (EPA) and Rules, the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as Rules, 2000) prescribe the upper limit of noise permitted by industrial activity, construction activity, loud-speakers, public address systems, vehicular horns etc. during the day and night-time at a particular area in a city or a town. Since it is a central legislation, it applies to all the states in India.

This note prescribes the permissible noise limits in residential, commercial, industrial and silent zones respectively in India.

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