Study of noise pollution during Deepawali festival in Kolhapur city of Maharashtra, India
Kolhapur city is a district place in the state of Maharashtra with population of 4,93,167. It is one of the emerging industrial and commercial city of Western Maharashtra. Problems of pollution along with noise pollution are increasing with time especially during the festival period. In the present study, continuous monitoring of noise levels was carried out during the three festive days of Deepawali in the month of November, 2009 at ten different sites within the Kolhapur city.