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HOW WE WORK





  1. Build and nurture inclusive women led networks across India that are committed to clean air and a countrywide healthy AQI.


  2. Build capacity and commitment of stakeholders to engage with social, economic and environmental impacts of air pollution and climate change.


  3. Create and disseminate simple creative communication to improve awareness and knowledge and empower change-makers.


  4. Hyper-local, regional, narratives and collaborative campaigns on the health impacts of air pollution and poor AQI.

WHAT IS AQI?



Like you check for rain or bad weather, it is essential to also keep an eye on the AQI, the National Air Quality Index launched in 2014 under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. The index measures 8 parameters across 240 cities in India with 342 monitoring stations, and it shows the current and forecasted levels of particulate matter in the air. It tracks the levels of PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3, NH3, and Pb and provides real time data in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Know what the indicators - Good, Satisfactory, Moderately polluted, Poor, Very Poor, and Severe – mean for you and your family.

HEALTH

Impact

GOOD (0 TO 50):


Minimal Impact, air quality is good.

SATISFACTORY (51 TO 100):


May cause minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people.

MODERATELY POLLUTED (101 TO 200):


May cause breathing discomfort to people with lung disease such as asthma, and discomfort to people with heart disease, children and older adults.

POOR (201 TO 300):


May cause breathing discomfort to people on prolonged exposure, and discomfort to people with heart disease.

VERY POOR (301 TO 400):


May cause respiratory illness to the people on prolonged exposure. Effect may be more pronounced in people with lung and heart disease.

SEVERE (401 TO 500 AND ABOVE):


May cause respiratory impact even on healthy people, and serious health impacts on people with lung/heart disease. The health impacts may be experienced even during light physical activity.

KNOW YOUR

rights

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRUSTED INFORMATION REGARDING AIR QUALITY.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AND CONTRIBUTE TO DECISIONS THAT AFFECT AIR QUALITY.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RAISE YOUR VOICE AND BE HEARD BY THE UPHOLDERS OF LAW.

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