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Innovation can beat pollution! Pro-farmer solutions from entrepreneurs can fix India’s bad air

9 6 18

Increasing air pollution across India is a serious issue, and despite conscientious debates around it, systematic steps haven’t been taken by authorities on-ground to address it. The air quality of Delhi NCR has worsened to the extent of the region being compared to a gas chamber, and reasons include both human and non-human activities. Emissions from exhaust pipes of vehicles, burning of stubble in paddy fields in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, dust from construction sites, burning of trash containing plastic, rubber and metal, bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, and residential fuel burning in villages nearby constitute human activities. There are certain non-human activities like pre-monsoon dust storms and unfavourable wind currents that add to air pollution, but we can only find solutions to problems within our scope.

So many factors contributing to air pollution make the situation sound miserable as sin, but history attests to the fact that innovators take the onus upon themselves to bring about change in times of adversity. These problems render opportunities to entrepreneurs........

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