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Clean as you drive: This car-mounted air purifier pushes the polluter to clear the haze

The Central Pollution Control Board is planning to conduct a pilot project with a new device, ShudhVayu. What works in its favour is a simple technology and affordable pricing. But for its makers to attain scale, more car owners will have to come forward and clean the mess they have created.
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Amit Bhatnagar, founder of ShudhVayu Technologies, with the detachable car-mounted air purifier his team has developed; courtesy of ShudhVayu Technologies
Amit Bhatnagar, founder of ShudhVayu Technologies, with the detachable car-mounted air purifier his team has developed; courtesy of ShudhVayu Technologies
7 million: Two-wheelers 3.2 million: Cars 0.113 million: Autorickshaws Put the numbers together and you will know what chokes Delhi’s roads — and its air. While each year the debate around the national capital’s foul air comes up with a new baddie to blame, all the while vehicular pollution has been
manufacture about 500,000 units in the first year. “We are hoping for some policy direction,” he says, talking about scale. Vehicles are the cause of the second-highest pollution load in the Indian cities and ShudhVayu’s scale will come only if the polluters are willing to clean up the mess they create. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
7 million: Two-wheelers 3.2 million: Cars 0.113 million: Autorickshaws Put the numbers together and you will know what chokes Delhi’s roads — and its air. While each year the debate around the national capital’s foul air comes up with a new baddie to blame, all the while vehicular pollution has been manufacture about 500,000 units in the first year. “We are hoping for some policy direction,” he says, talking about scale. Vehicles are the cause of the second-highest pollution load in the Indian cities and ShudhVayu’s scale will come only if the polluters are willing to clean up the mess they create. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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