In West Bengal, a new network has been launched to support work on air pollution- Bengal Clean Air Network (Bengal-CAN). The network aims to spread awareness on the cause and effects of air pollution and create a public demand for clean air in West Bengal. Bengal Clean Air Network (Bengal CAN) is an initiative by … Continue reading Bengal Clean Air Network
New report on crop residue management
Between 2019 and 2020, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ran a project on crop residue management under its Cleaner Air Better Life initiative. The programme ran in 102 villages across six districts in Punjab and Haryana; the programme's objective was to scale cost-effective and actionable solutions with farming communities. Last week, a report on learning … Continue reading New report on crop residue management
Doctors for Clean Air- TN & Puducherry
Leading doctors from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today launched “Doctors for Clean Air – Tamil Nadu and Puducherry”. The initiative aims to bring together the medical fraternity to address the health implications of air pollution by engaging and empowering doctors. Creating awareness among public about health ill-effects of air pollution and working with state-level policy … Continue reading Doctors for Clean Air- TN & Puducherry
WAYU: What do we know?
On September 26, 2018, Dr. Harsh Varshan inaugurated WAYU, a device designed by CSIR-NEERI. WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) — is expected to keep an area of 500 sq m around the unit clean, and such devices are being installed at busy traffic intersections. Each unit costs INR 60,000, and monthly maintenance costs are expected … Continue reading WAYU: What do we know?
Air Quality Perception Survey
The Clean Air Collective, India (more about them here) has commissioned a perception survey on air quality through CMSR Consultants. The ultimate goal of this exercise is to build up a strategy based on the survey findings to mitigate the effects of bad air quality and also to sensitize people on the issue of air quality. … Continue reading Air Quality Perception Survey
Clean Air Collective- India
What is the collective and what are its aims? The Clean Air Collective is a network of organizations/individuals/citizens groups/institutions etc who are all working towards the common objective of clean air. The collective was formed with an objective of complementing each other’s work and amplifying all the voices coming from different parts of the country demanding their fundamental … Continue reading Clean Air Collective- India
State of Global Air
Health Effects Institute (HEI) has launched a new web portal with the latest trends in air quality and its impact on human health around the world. The State of Global Air is a collaborative effort among HEI, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and the University of British Columbia. … Continue reading State of Global Air
Air Quality in Bangalore
Sensors Without Borders is looking for volunteers for an air quality project in Bangalore! "A call for all Bengaluru-based volunteers in to participate in a one-of-a-kind air quality sensing intiaitive to track to what extent people who live and around major traffic intersections, particualrly during times of congestion, contributes to levels of pollution being … Continue reading Air Quality in Bangalore