Environmental Impact of Pandemic-Lockdown in Berhampur city, India


  • D. Sathpathy
  • A K Sahu
  • M Pradhan
  • C R Mohanty
  • Prasant Kumar Pradhan Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology




Lockdown, Covid-19, Noise pollution, Noise climate, Air pollution


Covid-19 caught all of us off guard and its devastating impact of such a pandemic is being felt in all the sectors of the society. To prevent the spread of this highly life-threatening disease, the governments on all levels had imposed, inter alia, lockdown measures.  As a result of this, the schools, colleges, offices were shut and the air and road travel was very restricted in the country. The movement of the people was restricted and very few vehicles were on the road. Though the lockdown brought many difficulties for the people, but is a blessing in disguise. Due to people were remaining in homes and transportation was being minimal, there has been a significant improvement in the quality of environment and ecology. The urban environmental parameters like traffic noise emissions and noise indices, concentration of air pollutant was decreased considerably.

The present work analyzes the environmental impact of lockdown in Berhampur city. The study reveals that the noise levels and noise pollution indices was decreased drastically. Also, the air pollution level was decreased considerably.

Author Biography

Prasant Kumar Pradhan, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department