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K K Rathod, Ahmedabad DEO, City and Rural, said: The boards have begun and we have decided to coordinate with the local Gujarat State Pollution Control Board (GPCB) officials and the police. Prompt action will be taken in case of a complaint by the parents or the students. We have a help line too.” He said the exams have just started and so far they have not received any complaint in the matter.
S K Nanda, Principal Secretary in the Department of Environment and Forest, said: “According to Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act 1986 for violation of Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, noise pollution beyond 40-50 decibels is prohibited. We can take action on complaints made by concerned citizens.”
He added: “We had prohibited the use of loud speakers during the festivals this year. We are taking precautions during the Board exams too. We have asked district collectors and the DEO to cooperate in a recent official communiqué sent by the Environment and Forest Department.”
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