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Startups that can help Delhi breathe

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 7, 2016, 6:36 pm IST
Updated Nov 8, 2016, 2:37 pm IST
Delhi-NCR is ranked as fifth among all the 32 megacities with population of 25.8 million.
A man takes protection against pollution as smog covers India Gate in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 A man takes protection against pollution as smog covers India Gate in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Air quality has gone down to unbearable. It got even worse after Diwali due to instant contribution by crackers. Several places recorded ten times the permissible levels of PM2.5 and PM10 in the air. The air pollution level in Delhi reached 40 times over the safe limits.

Delhi-NCR is ranked as fifth among all the 32 megacities with population of 25.8 million. This pollution epidemic calls for a combined effort to survive the situation and lessen the harm. Amidst this challenge, startup fraternity is taking initiative helping India breathe better air and to also reduce pollution.

 

Aaveg:

Aaveg provides end-to-end corporate mobility solution on “MSP-Model”- with specialization in ground transportation be it leasing, business rentals, employee transportation or pool cars. Aaveg fundamentally works on three critical areas in Corporate ground transportation space. 

  • Optimum utilization of resources
  • Decongest city roads 
  • Reduce CO2 omission

Providing this service Aaveg has been spreading the idea of pool travel that would reduce pollution and traffic both.

Smart Air Filters: Delhi-based Smart Air Filters produces an indoor air purifier that is highly effective against PM 2.5, the primary air pollutant affecting urban Indian cities. The startup claims that its H13 HEPA filter, which is used in the Smart Air Original DIY Air Purifier, captures 99.97 per cent of PM 2.5 particles. For outdoor protection from pollution, the startup also retails N95 pollution masks that it claims are 95 per cent effective in trapping PM2.5 particles. The company has its presence in China and Mongolia also.

 

OnMask Life Sciences: The Hyderabad-based startup produces anti-pollution masks which are washable and reusable. The startup aims to come up with masks which will curb more harmful gaseous pollutants. At present, the startup is focussing on the retail market of highly polluted Indian cities to provide its citizens with an effective solution against harmful pollutants.

Aurrasure: Aurrasure is a cloud-connected mobile and web integrated system that predicts and monitors environmental parameters. This system will empower government functionaries and individuals to keep a check on air pollution and contribute to control it.

 

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