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Exposure to air pollution can lead to
respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
The single biggest cause of pollution in cities. It is worsened by fuel adulteration and poor fuel combustion efficiencies from traffic congestion and poor quality road network.
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An inefficient source of energy, it produces high levels of carbon monoxide and other air pollutants. It is the primary reason for the near-permanent haze, smoke, and particulate pollution in rural & urban India.
Many auto rickshaws and taxis use adulterated fuel to save on costs. These emit unsafe pollutants which further deteriorate the quality of air.
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Win! Ministry of Transport to adopt highest vehicle emission standards to curb pollution by 2021.
Jhatkaa launches a WhatsApp tool and map to crowdsource evidence of open garbage burning across Bangalore.
Win! Joint Commissioner of BBMP announces penalties against open garbage burning.
OCT - FEB 2017
1.6 L Jhatkaa members campaign against the Bangalore Steel Flyover Project, saving 800+ trees.
After more than 11k signatures, Karnataka Governor blocks bill that would reduce public open spaces.
Jhatkaa launches a people-powered campaigning platform to tackle air pollution in India.
BMTC keeps its promise and purchases 1,500 new buses before deadline.
Environment Ministry scraps controversial plan after receiving emails from thousands of Jhatkaa members.
BBMP promises to not cut more trees on Old Airport Road for the poorly planned signal free corridor.
Thousands of Bangaloreans receive regular air quality updates via SMS from Jhatkaa’s monitors in Koramangala.