Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the government is mulling to prepare a Bill to regulate the noise pollution in Manipur after consulting members of the house.
Disclosing this while replying to a call attention motion by opposition MLA Kh Joykisan Singh on unchecked noise pollution in the ongoing assembly session on Tuesday, Chief Minister Biren Singh also said that unchecked noise pollution is a serious concern of the government.
Biren who holds the home portfolio also said that the State Traffic has been instructed to publish a booklet on various traffic norms including identifying no horn zones, zebra crossings, school area to distribute the same to the vehicle operators.
Regarding loudspeakers, there is a provision that loudspeakers cannot be used without permission of the concerned DCs, the Chief Minister said.
There is already an official notification issued on April 2, 2017 to regulate noise pollution by identifying no horn zones, regulations on use of loudspeakers, etc.
In reply to another call attention moved by opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh on non-availability of text books for students of the government and aide schools, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that availability of text books was affected when the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, the sole supplier of paper for printing of textbooks for the entire State withdrew suddenly.
He also said that rectification of certain anomalies like identification of non-existent students whose names were included in students’ lists had also delayed the same.
Earlier education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam in his reply to the Call Attention Motion raised by MLA K Ranjit said that the target for distribution of textbooks for this academic session by March 1-31, 2018.