Accountability in Air Pollution

Hawa Badlo (Change the Air)

You can now report incidences of pollution through construction activities, garbage burning and maintenance of roads in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR).

The Supreme Court of India appointed EPCA (see below for details) with a mandate to improve the air quality in Delhi NCR. EPCA has launched the Hawa Badlo app aiming at an inclusive participation of citizens in reporting incidences of leaf & garbage burning, building & construction dust and unpaved road dust and thereby supplementing the municipal corporation’s efforts in curbing air pollution.

“The app aims at inclusive participation of citizens in reporting incidences of leaf and garbage burning, building and construction dust and unpaved road dust, and thereby makes them part of the city’s fight to curb air pollution.”  – Bhure Lal, EPCA Chairperson

Read more at Economic Times 

What is EPCA? 

Environmental Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority – a central government constituted committee for the National Capital Region vide Gazette Notification SO 93 (E) dated 29.1.1998 in compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated January 7, 1998 in W.P. 13029 / 1985  (website

Mandate of the committee

Read their latest report to the Hon’ble Supreme Court on winter pollution

Where is the app available? 

The app has been made publicly available on the iOS and Android app stores.

More on the story 

‘Hawa Badlo’ App Will Let Delhi Residents Report Likely Pollutants

Now monitor and report air quality in Delhi-NCR on Hawa Badlo app

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