Air pollution contributes to the premature deaths of 2 million Indians every year. Emissions come from vehicles and industry, whereas in rural areas, much of the pollution originates from biomass burning for cooking and keeping warm. In autumn and winter months, large scale crop residue burning in agriculture fields – a more inexpensive alternative to mechanical tilling – is a major source of smoke, smog and particulate pollution.
Our team was invited to Kaushlya World School, Dadri on the occasion of their Investiture Ceremony to teach the students about the Air Quality in 2017. With help of banners and PowerPoint Presentation, our team explained the critical situation that we face every day. In the interactive session, the problems due to traffic congestion and parali burnt every year in October-November were addressed and solutions that could be executed at grass root level were suggested as well.