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Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib launches pilot project on reducing air pollution

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has partnered with private companies for a pilot project on reducing air pollution.

Biotech filters for cleaning polluted air have been installed in an open space on the gurdwara premises with the help of two firms -- Evergen and Airlabs.

Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee GK said, "Usually, we use technology to purify air within a closed room in our offices or homes but this is the first time that an experiment is happening where polluted air in an open space will be cleaned. While the Index outside is 170, we can see that the place where the filters (are), it is less than 30," he said.

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that this project would provide a huge relief to people who are on the roads.

"The problem of air pollution is quite severe in We have started this project here. This is something that can be installed in open spaces like bus stops so that people can get relief from air pollution. I feel that the should take a cue from this. Such projects should be implemented in the entire Delhi," he said.

The pilot project will go on in the gurdwara for three weeks.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:55 IST