THE DATA How bad is the situation?
children have asthma
of the heart attack admissions in
the cardio ICU at Sri Jayadeva Institute
are due to air pollution
increase in the number
lung cancer patients
who are non-smokers
Young children are particularly vulnerable: they breathe at twice
the rate of adults, are more active and breathe closer to the ground,
where pollution is more concentrated.
What’s Polluting Bengaluru? Where is the PM2.5 in the city’s air coming from?
Source: TERI, 2010
The Impact How is it affecting me?
The Challenges Why is it hard to fight?
The city does not have required
number of monitors to give us the
real picture on air quality.
Policy & administrative challenges
Policy makers lack the evidence and
capacity to tackle air pollution
through a multi stakeholder approach.
Lack of understanding of sources of pollution
With no emission database,
we don’t know the sources
which contribute the most.
With not enough information on exposure and health impacts, the public perceives ambient air to be good.
Insufficient low-cost sensor ecosystem
Low cost sensors are not accepted
by regulators, while there is no
independent evaluation of sensors.
Those affected worst contribute
the least and are underrepresented
in decision making.
The effort What has been done so far?
Introduction of LPG 3-wheelers for new & conversion of old
Introduction of No PUC No Fuel policy
Setting up of electronic emission testing center in each petrol pump
Check adulteration of fuels
To construct 2 flyovers, 5 one-way roads etc.!
Increase BMTC fleet size
KSPCB to install 1 online ambient monitor
KSPCB to monitor clean fuel usage by Industries for DG sets & boilers
Introduction of green fuel - Initiated by Supreme Court (SC)April, 2010
Restrict registration of 2-wheelers, ban entry of HMVs, ban 2 stroke 2-wheelers
Ban Auto rickshaw in CBD, >15 yrs HMV
No PUC no Fuel
Fine & regulate shrill horn, regulate traffic
Testing of vehicle emission center
Covert to CNG & create mass awareness
6 deployed in BLR
Diesel vehicles 25% of sampled vehicles failed emission check
Including Bengaluru to produce a Comprehensive Action Plan to control air pollutionOctober, 2018