Delhi residents woke up to a foggy morning, with many complaining about irritation in eyes and a cough, because of the air quality that plunged to the record low just a day after Diwali. The reason was a drop in wind speed, coupled with increase in humidity and low temperature, which worsened the situation and took the Air Quality Index (AQI) to the “severe” level, said air monitoring agencies.
Air pollution in India killed at least 6,00,000 people in 2012, said a World Health Organisation study in September. In all likeliness the number is going to increase by manifolds as the pollution level, mostly in North India, hit dangerous levels in October and November. While burning of paddy crops in the nearby states, Punjab and Haryana created a thick blanket of smog, Diwali’s extravagant celebrations made matters worse.
Breathing clean air is almost impossible under such circumstances. But there are a few startups that help in combating pollution by various methods. Techcircle lists various ways like indoor plantation, use of organic masks, installing air purifiers, choosing a long-term solution by going for solar powered electricals, all with the help of startups.
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Arid Zone AfforestationNPO (AZA) is a non-profit organization that acts to combat desertification on a local and global level, in arid, semi-arid, and deserted regions, where rainfall is limited or non-existent, by the use of innovative, environmentally friendly planting technologies, such as the Safe TreeΤΜ planting system.
Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality.
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