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Nation Other News 28 Feb 2018 Jhatkaa! Air polluti ...

Jhatkaa! Air pollution very high in Bengaluru

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 28, 2018, 2:32 am IST
Updated Feb 28, 2018, 2:56 am IST
The installer is fitted with a dust filter that absorbs particulate matter, which changes the colour after the pollutants gets trapped. 
The lung-shaped air quality monitoring instrument kept on Old Madras Road. (Right) The lungs which turned grey within a few days after their installation because of pollution.
 The lung-shaped air quality monitoring instrument kept on Old Madras Road. (Right) The lungs which turned grey within a few days after their installation because of pollution.

BENGALURU: In order to raise awareness about rising air pollution in the city, Jhatkaa, a campaigning organisation, had installed lung-shaped air quality monitoring instrument outside Sampurna Montfort college at Old Madras Road.

“It was installed on January 30 and within couple of days the lungs had turned grey and is much darker now. It reveals the level of pollution in the city,” said Avijit Michael, Executive Director of Jhatkaa.

 

He further added that the idea behind the installation was to give the city residents an idea of the polluted air they breathe. “Jhatkaa has done similar initiatives in the past. For instance, installing air quality monitors in Koramangala last year,” he added.

The installer is fitted with a dust filter that absorbs particulate matter, which changes the colour after the pollutants gets trapped. 

It also has digital air quality monitor which reveals the pollution level on a real time basis.

City-based artiste Avril Stormy Unger collaborated with Jhatkaa to spread awareness amongst the citizens about rising air pollution.

 

From January 30 to February 2, Avril everyday used to sit on the chair for 10 hours with flowers in her hand highlighting the level of air pollution in the city.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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