Although water and air pollution have received attention at least at the verbal level, sound pollution which also exposes us to serious health hazards has yet to attract even that little attention.
Except for a few drives conducted by the Department of Environment (DoE), we have not seen any conspicuous government move to put brakes on sound polluters, least of all penalize them. Nor has there been any significant campaign to raise mass awareness either by the government or by any non-government organization. Resultantly, apart from the hefty fines realized by the DoE during its drives, there has been no substantial change as far as sound pollution goes.
There is also a particular need for massive campaigns to make people aware of the whole host of diseases that noise pollution causes, including depression, anxiety, risk of cardiac arrest, hearing losses and miscarriages, to name just a few. Alongside, monitoring by DoE, traffic police and other government bodies must be strengthened.