The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000

S.O.123(E).-Whereas the increasing ambient noise levels in public places from various sources,  inter-alia industrial activity, construction activity, ||7|| fire crackers, sound producing instruments, generator sets, loud speakers, public address systems, music systems, vehicular horns and other mechanical devices have deleterious effects on human health and the  physiological well being of the people; it is considered necessary to regulate and control noise producing and generating sources with the objective of maintaining the ambient  air quality standards in respect of noise;

Whereas a draft of Noise Pollution (Control and Regulation) Rules, 1999 was published under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests vide number S.O. 528(E) dated the 28th June, 1999 inviting objections and suggestions from all the persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing the said notification are made available to the public;

And whereas copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 1st day of July, 1999,

And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been duly considered by the Central Government;

How, therefore, in exercise of the powers contended by clause (II) of sub-section (2) of section 3, sub-section (4) and clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 6 and section 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules for the regulation and control of noise producing and generating sources namely:-