February 03, 2023
Magha 14, 1944
The Department of Environment and Climate Change has permitted the use of loudspeakers or public address system during night hours (between 10.00 pm to 12.00 midnight) during the year 2023, throughout the State of Goa, for the last day of Carnival on February 21, 2023; Easter eve on April 09, 2023; Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd day of idol immersion and 5th day of idol immersion) on September 20 and 23, 2023 respectively; Navaratri (last day of Navaratri) on October 23, 2023; Diwali Eve on November 11, 2023 and Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve from December 24 to 31, 2023.
The terms and conditions for issue of permission being:- The permission shall be granted only on a case-to-case basis, in response to a specific application made by the concerned Village Panchayat, Municipal Corporation/Municipal Council or an individual in the State of Goa; The provisions of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 should be strictly complied with; The ‘authority’ concerned shall monitor the noise levels during the permitted festive occasion and other occasion also, and take prompt remedial action in the event of any violation of the same and of above conditions.


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