Mridusmita Deka|Jan 29, 2023
IIT Delhi's startup Nanoclean organises 'DelhiBreathes' drive during world pollution prevention month
Nanoclean, an IIT Delhi startup organises the 'DelhiBreathes' drive to distribute wearable air purifiers to over 50,000 students in Delhi.
NEW DELHI: An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi backed startup Nanoclean partnered with Allen Career Institute to distribute Naso95, a wearable air purifier to over 50,000 school students in Delhi. The 'DelhiBreathes' initiative will be carried out during the world pollution prevention month.
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'DelhiBreathes' is a drive aimed to spread necessary information and awareness around air pollution in Delhi schools. Under this initiative, there will be cost free distribution of the Naso95 air purifiers in over 50 schools to educate students on adopting preventive measures against air pollution.
Schools visited under the 'DelhiBreathes' drive
The team visited 6 schools to commence the drive today on the account of national pollution control day, celebrated on December 2 every year.
- Joseph and Marry Public School, Burari, New Delhi
- DLDAV Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
- ITBP, Dwarka, New Delhi
- Arwachin Bharti Bhawan School, Vivek Vihar, New Delhi
- Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
- Bal Bharti, Noida
Speaking about the drive, Allen Career institute, senior spokesperson, said: "Air pollution not only impacts health but also defocuses the concentration of the students in studies and sports. We at Allen are committed to help students whatever way possible and we believe this is our corporate social responsibility also."
This drive is being conducted amidst Delhi's high pollution levels. As of today, Delhi pollution level remains in the 'very poor' category with an hourly air quality index (AQI) of 367. The capital has been under crisis as pollution levels led to shut down of schools in early November 2022. Schools were directed to conduct online school as air quality turned severe.
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