India, May 18 -- Following a petition to curb light pollution from a Mumbai-based IT professional, the Union environment ministry has said it will study the impact of light pollution and address the problem. International studies have found light pollution affects the health of humans and other forms of life adversely.

Chira Bazar resident Nilesh Desai submitted a 60-page document to the environment ministry in the first week of May, highlighting areas with high levels of light pollution in Mumbai and urging the formulation of comprehensive light pollution norms in India. "Sleepless nights due to brightly-lit outdoor areas have become a major concern across all tier I and II cities with construction and development activities in full swi...