In a significant move, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, in his first Cabinet decision after assuming office, has announced a ban on the use of loudspeakers beyond permissible limits and designated times at religious and public places. The decision, aligned with Supreme Court guidelines on their use, aims to address concerns related to noise pollution and promote adherence to existing regulations.
Chief Minister Yadav, addressing the media after the Cabinet meeting, emphasized the State government’s commitment to implementing the decision in accordance with the Madhya Pradesh Noise Control Act, Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules 2000, and the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court and the High Court. The use of loudspeakers and sound amplifying devices at high volumes without permission is now strictly prohibited.
To enforce this ban effectively, flying squads will be established in all districts to monitor and report any violations within three days. The State government also plans to work in collaboration with religious leaders to ensure compliance and remove loudspeakers that do not adhere to the prescribed regulations. The government has instructed districts to review non-compliant religious places weekly and submit a compliance report to the Home Department by December 31.
In addition to noise regulation measures, Chief Minister Yadav has directed the implementation of stricter controls on the sale of meat and eggs in open spaces, aligning with the Food Safety Act and Central government guidelines. The move aims to create awareness among the public and businesses involved in this sector about the regulations governing their activities.
In an effort to bolster education infrastructure, the Chief Minister announced the establishment of an excellence college in each of the 52 districts of the state. These institutions, known as Pradhan Mantri (Prime Minister) Excellence Colleges, will operate based on the National Education Policy 2020 and offer a variety of courses starting from the next academic session.
Furthermore, the government has fulfilled one of its promises to tribal voters by increasing the purchasing rate of Tendupatta from ₹3,000 per bag to ₹4,000 per bag. This rate hike was outlined in the BJP’s election manifesto as part of its commitment to the welfare of tribal communities in the state.
Chief Minister Mohan Yadav’s inaugural decisions reflect a commitment to governance, environmental consciousness, and the welfare of diverse communities in Madhya Pradesh. These initiatives mark the beginning of the state government’s efforts to address pressing issues and bring about positive change in the region.