PANAJI: Displeasure over the Goa state authorities’ choice to inform the noise guidelines stating that it’s going to trigger hindrance to the tourism trade, which is yet to recuperate from the COVID impression, has been shown by the Goa State Air Pollution Management Board (GSPCB).
Further, it has been observed that there will probably be a variety of delays in processing the functions because they must be routed by way of the Collector, GSPCB, division of surroundings and local weather change, and many others as mentioned by the board members.
A request has been made by the GSPCB chairman, Mahesh Patil, to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and Journey and Tourism Association of Goa to make an illustration to the federal government over their grievances.
As per the notified noise guidelines, it has been clearly mentioned that in the case of events, features, or programs, involving more than 50 individuals, the application shall be forwarded by the authorities to GSPCB.
A fee of Rs 3,000 per event with GSPCB shall be deposited by the applicant as stated. More importantly, a loudspeaker or public address system or any sound-producing instruments or musical instruments.
which includes playing music or using sound amplifiers, beating drums or blowing either musical or pressure trumpets or beats or sounds of any instrument, the performance of any nature to attract crowds, the bursting of sound-emitting firecrackers, loudspeakers or public address systems shall be permitted in the “Silence Zone” within a radius of 100 meters from any school, college, hospital, or court.
Also, the sound amplifier shall not be used in open areas without prior permission from the authorities.
But the notification also says that there could be an exception during the 15 festive days notified by the state government, but with prior intimation to the authorities concerned.
Published By :- Tarsem Singh
Edited By :- Rohan Priyam