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Breathe India Breathe

When sustenance is at stake whom do we blame?


India's air quality has been a significant topic in recent decades. With rapid pace urbanization, increasing private vehicular ownership, and degraded ecosystems today millions of people in India breathe polluted air. From world-class cities to small towns many regions are vulnerable to polluted air. 

Let's dive deep into the drivers impacting million's health, by the polluted air in India. At ACPN, we look into data that is open-sourced/real-time and make the data understandable to the citizens. 

Driver - 1: Agriculture and Crop Burning


What is Air Quality Index?

Air Quality Index (AQI) is a numerical scale used to measure and report air quality of an area on a given day. Eight pollutants namely PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3, NH3, and Pb are the major parameters taken into consideration while deriving AQI of a region. Public health risks increase as the AQI rises. The following table shows the Air Quality Index (AQI) Categories and the Health impacts associated with each category.

Breathe India Network is a pilot project by ACPN to raise awareness of the critically air-polluted cities. #BreatheIndiaBreathe

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