The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the issue of noise pollution in the vicinity of the industrial zone of Haridwar city and its correlation with the health of the people in and around the SIDCUL (State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited). The study revealed that noise pollution levels were above the CPCB Standard for the sound level for industrial zones and residential zones. During the period from January to December 2018, noise levels were observed and monitored in both the industrial zone (Site-I SIDCUL) and the residential zone (Site-II Siwalik Nagar). The average noise levels varied throughout the year. At Site-I (Industrial Zone), during the daytime in July, the maximum average noise level recorded was 89.5 dB, while in April; the minimum average noise level was 81.1 dB. During nighttime, in January, the maximum average noise level reached 84.1 dB, and in May, the minimum average noise level was 76.6 dB. In Site-II Siwalik Nagar (Residential Zone), the daytime noise levels were a maximum average noise level of 61.1 dB in May and a minimum average noise level of 58.8 dB in September. During nighttime, the noise level reached a maximum average of 47.2 dB in October and a minimum average of 44.5 dB in May. Overall, the study revealed that noise levels were generally higher in both zones, except for the average nighttime noise level at Site II (residential zone), which was below the prescribed standard limit for noise.
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Traffic, Industrialization, Noise pollution, Environment
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