India Launches Hawa Badlo Phone App to tackle Delhi’s Pollution
Delhi : India’s capital label of being the world’s most polluted city, is trying hard to help clean up its air.
As a result they came up with new smartphone application which was launched Friday ,
This allows residents to report that the presence of construction dust or the burning of leaves and garbage in New Delhi’s public parks to authorities
The “Hawa Badlo,” or “Change the Air,” app has two versions. One allows people to take pictures of likely pollutants. The other allows authorities to investigate and act on valid complaints.
New Delhi also has attempted to limit the number of cars during the winter months, when the air quality is at its worst. Twice the city had a two-week period in which cars were allowed on the roads only on even or odd days, depending on the vehicle’s license plate number.
This new measures and phone app, was launched by the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, a monitoring group set up on the order of India’s Supreme Court in April.