This article is over 7 years old The white marble of the Taj Mahal is turning yellow. The survey, commissioned by the Ministry of Environment, found that pollution levels in the city of Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located, had risen significantly over recent years as a result of growth in industry, traffic and population. When launched, the programme received global attention, with President Bill Clinton saying that pollution had done "what years of wars, invasions and natural disasters have failed to do [and] begun to mar the magnificent walls of the Taj Mahal". Vehicles are now banned from within metres of the monument and an LED display gives a running count of air pollution.
How to prevent Noise Pollution?
Environment yrs Reading Pod 4 What is Noise? Sound is vital to our daily lives. Without sound, no verbal communication between human beings is possible.
However, any sound that is not desired by the recipient is called noise. Noise is sound without any value. Noise is known to have unpleasant effects on humans and cause discomfort to the ears. How is sound measured? Sound is measured by many complex systems, but the best known unit of measurement is decibel, a unit named after Sir Alfred Bell.
Human ear is known to be sensitive to an extremely widerange of intensity from 0 to decibels. Though these estimates vary from person to person, but generally people start feeling pain and discomfort at the noise level of decibels. Effects of Noise Pollution Noise has adverse effects on animals too.
When animals are subjected to intense sound levels, the noise does damage to their hearing mechanism and stress response. The high intensity of noise also affects non-living things like buildings.
Supersonic airplanes create a shockwave called sonic boom which, on hitting the ground, damages the window panes and building structures.
Sources of Noise Pollution There are various indoor and outdoor sources of noise. The indoor sources of noise pollution include household gadgets like television, music systems and mixer grinders.
The outdoor sources of noise pollution include the traffic on the roads, aircrafts, industriesand social events in which loudspeakers are used at full volume. The most alarming effect of noise pollution on the humans is impairment of hearing.
Prolonged exposure to high pitched noise may damage the eardrum and result in permanent loss of hearing. Extreme noise causes anxiety, headaches, irritability and nervousness. It is also known to cause unexplained fatigue in people and a downslide in their work efficiency.
Just try to recall, what happens to you when there is a religious function in your vicinity and the loudspeakers are being used at full volume? Such late night functions are a serious cause of concern if they are organized during the examination days.
Prevention of Noise Pollution Well, so what is our government doing to prevent noise pollution? There are various laws to ensure that the noise making industries are located far from the residential areas. The industries are also directed to install silencing devices in their noisy machines.
Community law enforcers are also keeping a check on the misuse of loudspeakers, outdoor parties and discos, as well as public announcement systems. Some states have also banned the use of loudspeakers after 10 pm in the night to avoid public discomfort.Among India's most pressing environmental problems are land damage, water shortages, and air and water pollution.
During , deforestation, which, especially in the Himalaya watershed areas, aggravates the danger of flooding, averaged 1, sq km ( sq mi) per year. CASE STUDY ON EFFECT OF POLLUTION ON TAJ MAHAL.
BY F3 BATCH,MECHANICAL DIVISION ORIGIN AND INSPIRATION • In , Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughal Empire's period of greatest prosperity, was griefstricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their fourteenth child, Gauhara Begum/5(4).
5 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION [Industrial Pollution Abatement through preventive strategies, Development and Promotion of Cleaner Technologies, Taj Protection Mission, Environmental Health, Noise Pollution, Air Pollution, Vehicular. 2. Accessing the complex. To protect the Taj Mahal from further pollution, motor vehicles are not allowed within metres of the complex.
There are three entrances: the West, South and East Gates. A look at some popular tourist landmarks which have come under severe threat from over-crowding and pollution. The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world and India’s greatest landmark, is in danger of being damaged by air and water pollution.
Agra, where the Taj Mahal stands, has been polluted heavily by industries and traffic over the past decades.