I have heard of air pollution, noise pollution,water pollution, coal pollution,light pollution , but very faintly about visual pollution.
Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals,particulate matter or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living beings.
Noise pollution is difficult to define. Noise causes strain,which is a leading cause to suicide and illness.Noise is transient, once the noise is stopped the harm vanishes. It is much different from other pollutants that are introduced into the soil ,air or water.Excess noise may damage human hearing. But the effect varies according to individuals.
Light pollution has caused unnatural effects. The stars have disappeared from the skies, migration of birds are advanced or delayed by the artificial light.
The contamination of river bodies, lakes ,ponds , oceans and groundwater by human activities is called water pollution.
Light pollution is an ancillary of industrial revolution. With the advent of industries came all modern gadgets.
Visual pollution is one that offends the eye and impacts our overall well being.It centeres around landscape , or building that the community relents to see.
A particular visual affliction today in Madurai , in Tamilnadu , India , is the hoardings displayed in all the main roads, streets, lanes, bridges and most vantage points. Every year ,this historic city , is pushed into ridiculous excitement, by the ruling party, Dravida Munnetra kazhagam party men. The revelry is the outcome of the birthday celebration of the party leader Alagiri,. Third week of January is a festive occasion for the party. The posters of Alagiri are devastating.
Alagiri smiling in starched dhoti, Alagiri with his son , with his daughter, with his brother, and with his famous father Karunanidhi, is seen almost everywhere. Today Madurai exhibits Alagiri in all directions, with praised verses, and epithets, calling him a lion , an emperor, a promosing leader.
The epicurean culture is disgusting. The excitement is unnecessary .The cause for such outlandish exhibitions looks frivolous. The outrageous behaviour is stupefying, Year after year ,such revelry seems to be an wasteful expenditure. By and large the city of Madurai , and the people of Madurai, feel the discomfort to the core, experience the discordance to the maximum .The harmony of the quiet city is dissipated , leading to extraneous irrelevance and relative morbidity