Clean Air Platform - Bengaluru

A collaborative platform to improve air quality in Bengaluru

One in five people will be diagnosed with respiratory health
conditions by 2020. We work towards creating a healthier city with
clean air to breathe through collective action.

Daily exposure to construction dust and vehicular pollution leave her with severe allergies

Development Sector Worker

School child

Her everyday ride to school on the polluted streets is as bad as a packet of cigarettes

Auto Driver

To earn a living, he endures air so bad, it has cut his life by five years

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Air quality is not a 'nice to have' for the elite, but a 'must have' for all citizens, particularly those whose livelihoods compel them to be exposed to highly toxic air for prolonged periods. Drivers, security guards, traffic policemen, municipal workers, etc are among the worst affected but contribute the least to the problem with almost novoice in public discourse. The severe impact on health, productivity and quality of life that they face should be a cause of concern to the administration.

Mr. Azim H. Premji
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Founder and Managing Trustee,
Biocon Foundation

Addressing the problem of air quality requires a multi-stakeholder approach. Bengaluru is known for high technology-driven leadership, young, robust and proactive citizenry and a large pool of committed patron organisations, who must champion the cause of clean air and be a model for the rest of the country. I urge corporate leaders and companies to take cognizance of the severity of the problem and the impact it has on the citizens, including their work-force, and support positive state action.

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