As part of Clean Air Nation campaign, Greenpeace India, an environmental NGO has recently launched an app that will provide real-time air pollution levels from a monitoring station near the user and also issues a health advisory tailored for different age groups.
App name – Clean Air Nation
App Developer – Shivanandan L (technology manager at Greenpeace)
App can be downloaded from the Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.gonative.android.robzl
Features of App
- Once users download the app, they can go through the air quality data for different cities as provided by NAQI (National Air Quality Index).
- Depending on the levels of pollution it will provide precautionary measures for children, elders and pregnant women to protect themselves on bad polluted days.
- Suggestions for, what actions government should take to protect public health
The ministry of earth sciences had also launched an app called “SAFAR-Air” which provides a forecast for the next two days and a health advisory along with a colour-coded grading of air quality for cities.
About Greenpeace India
Greenpeace India is the Indian branch of the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non-profit NGO, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. It does not accept donations from governments or corporations and relies on the donations of 77,000+ Indian citizens to fund our campaign work.
- Greenpeace establishment – 1970
- Greenpeace India establishment – 2001
- Greenpeace headquartered – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Greenpeace India registered offices – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai