Hundreds of students, officials and volunteers came out on the street of National capital with a single aim of promoting the air quality awareness among the people of the New Delhi.
A two day campaign- 'Better Air Better Earth'- was organized by the US embassy in cooperation with the program partner Clean Air Asia. The whole purpose of the campaign was to promote the air quality awareness among the people of the national capital.
Volunteers in the campaign were involved from embassies of the US, Sweden, Spain and High Commission of Canada and Clean Air Asia's Youth Clean Air Network. The volunteers were placed at various locations in the capital to record the PM 2.5 levels and to carry out the perception survey.
"We are proud to support Clean Air Asia's efforts to raise awareness about air quality in India. Projects like these really are at the heart of this year's Earth Day theme -- environmental literacy," Richard Pinkham, Director of Programs, New Delhi American Centre said.
Prathana Borah, India's Director Clean Air Asia said that the survey will help them in understanding the views and opinions of the people and there awareness regarding the increasing air pollution in India.
"The campaign will also help in finding solutions for better air quality in the national capital," she said.
"The campaign is involved in creating awareness on air quality through a variety of programs, as well as local innovative solutions to meet the challenge of air pollution," Clean Air Asia's Air Quality Researcher Vasundhara Bhojvaid said.