13 Dec 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Use of loud speakers/DJ at religious places only on prescribed norms; CM Mohan Yadav signs first file after assuming charge


Bhopal: Immediately after assuming the office today at Mantralaya, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav signed the first file regarding a decision to use the sound amplifiers (loud speakers/DJs) etc. only as per the prescribed norms at any type of religious place or other places. 


Flying squads will be set up in all districts to inquire into matters of illegal use of loudspeakers etc. to check sound pollution, according to the decision.

The State Government has taken this decision in accordance with the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Noise Control Act, Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rule 2000, at religious places and other places in Madhya Pradesh. Under this, the use of loudspeakers and other sound amplifying devices in loud volumes without prior permission is completely prohibited.


Flying squads will regularly hold surprise inspections


Flying squads will regularly hold surprise inspections at religious and public places in all the districts where loudspeakers are used. This will help check noise pollution and illegal use of loudspeakers etc. In case of violation of rules, investigation will be conducted within 3 days and the report will be submitted to the concerned authority.

The members of the flying squad will be officers nominated by the district administration, in-charge of the concerned police station and officers nominated by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. The nodal officer of all the flying squads in district will be Additional District Magistrate level officer, who will be nominated by the District Collector.


Efforts will be made to remove loudspeakers after dialogues with religious leaders

Efforts will be made to remove loudspeakers after having dialogues with the religious leaders on the basis of co-ordination. Instructions have been given to make a list and review such religious places where these rules and instructions are not being followed weekly at the district level and provide the compliance report to the Home Department by 31st December.

Additional Director General of Police (Crime Investigation Department) has been appointed as the nodal officer at Police Headquarters for continuous monitoring of noise pollution cases. Nodal officers will regularly submit reports to the government regarding illegal use of loud- speakers, DJs etc. Detailed guidelines have been issued by the Home Department in this regard.


Sale of meat and fish in open without permission will be banned


In another important decision, CM Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that sale of meat and fish in the open without permission will be banned in the state. In this regard, a special campaign will be run in all urban bodies from December 15 under the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act-1956.

Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Neeraj Mandloi said that it is mandatory for all establishments selling meat and fish to have opaque glass/door and complete arrangements for cleanliness. Along with this, sale or display of the said material is prohibited within a distance of 100 meters in front of the main gate of any religious place. 


All district collectors, commissioners of urban bodies and chief municipal officers have been instructed to strictly follow the acts/rules and license conditions. In addition to the anti-encroachment squad and health staff, the district and police administration will run a special campaign for the next 15 days in all civic areas. This campaign will start from 15th December and will continue till 31st December. Instructions have also been given to monitor the campaign at the state level.

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