This article was contributed by karthikeyan Gnanasekaran, Shrinivasabharathi balasubramanian, sankaranarayanan Mahadevan and Nagesh Shenoy mand the mentor Jatinder Bedi and was done as part of their capstone project. They were part of the Great lakes pgpbabi program in Bangalore and finished their curriculum recently. May 21, 2018 to may 22, 2018, indian and European air quality experts will gather to brainstorm around possible preventive and mitigation actions for air pollution emissions in India, and will strive to find solutions to improve the local air quality, at a two-day conference. The workshop is being organised by aets, france along with teri, and is supported by the european Union (EU) and the ministry of Environment, forest climate Change (moefcc). May 1, 2018 to may 1, 2018, to focus on enhancing technology cooperation and business opportunities between India and Japan in the fields of in energy and environment, teri (The Energy and Resources Institute in association with nedo (New Energy and Industrial Technology development Organization. December 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018, winning team, about ccapc.
Whats Polluting Delhis Air?
Jatinder Bedi, had to say about our Capstone Project, Students wanted to do a typical legacy project in which they wanted to pick a dataset and run various Predictive models on top. I suggested them the idea of studying urban air pollution, a topic on which I was already working. I shared my thoughts and they picked up very smartly. The group had great energy trabaho to learn and was all willing to explore how concepts can be applied to real-world problems. It was an unsupervised study where we all learnt in every step. The project was a great showcase of how we can apply Analytics as a tool to understand problems around us and further take necessary steps to minimize the effects. Pkv for his consistent guidance and support. He has always been a great source of information for. We sincerely hope this case study would be useful to analytics learners, giving them few ideas to do their own Capstone projects and simultaneously, give them a glimpse of Great lakes pgp-babi program. Y ou can read more details about the program here.
Also as part of the exercise, we also studied the impact of government sponsored Initiative like odd-even Pilot Project Phase. As the final report of the capstone Project gathered massive appreciation from our professors mentors, we decided to share the project study on a public platform. Here, we would like to thank Analytics Vidhya on supporting us by publishing the same and thus, making sure the study reaches thousands of Analytics learners across the globe. We hope this will not just assist writings others learn but also sensitize the readers towards celebrating an environmentally safe diwali this year. Now, lets have a closer look at the study! the learning journey, though this was our very first small milestone, we still definitely feel proud about our project and amount of the learning happened through. We would like to thank Great lakes for giving us an opportunity to learn and share our knowledge in analytics space. Here is what our mentor,.
Introduction, diwali is just 5 days. Guess what is the most tell-tale sign- The ncr air quality index, which is already soaring as high as last years post Diwali index. Yes, thats very true! The rate at which urban air pollution has grown across India is alarming. A vast majority of cities are caught in the toxic web as air quality fails to meet health-based standards. Almost all cities are reeling under severe particulate pollution while newer pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and air toxics have begun to add to the public health challenge. New Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world today. In the above context, we did this case study. Identifying Patterns in New Delhis Air Pollution as a writings part of our Capstone Project at Great lakes Institute of Management, wherein, we closely studied the air quality data for New Delhi, identified patterns (spike in air pollution levels identified correlating factors on key levels.
Burning the garbage is an offence. And this happens every day. Pic taken at 9 pm on 4-April-2016: The smoke is billowing non-stop. The point is that the civic authorities have absolutely zero regard for our health or the environment. But when it comes to self-advertising, both of you are in a race to outrun each other. On one hand you ask people to keep the city and surroundings clean, on the other hand, all that discarded rubbish is burnt by the civic authorities. So lets see which one of you actually takes the responsibility to actually clear this mess, fine the ones responsible and ensure this is stopped asap. Lets see if you guys can prove me wrong when I say you guys wont do anything.
Air Pollution, the new York times
So decided to address both you and your political parties. Its for both of you actually. I am sure none of you will respond or act. But can you prove me wrong? Pic taken at 8 am on 4-April-2016: The smoke is billowing non-stop. The challenge: These pics are games from Delhis mukarba Chowk Flyover (Near haiderpur Metro Station). Do you see the smoke billowing?
Well, its from the garbage dumping ground which graces the visitors at Outer Ring road and NH1. To both of you wonderful gentlemen how will either of your campaigns, to curb pollution or to clean India, ever work when this is the scene every single day. The smoke is billowing non-stop. These pics were taken when I left for work at 8 am today. There is a pic was of 9 pm as well.
How a common man is suppose to know what category of unite as per master plan for Delhi is? Attempt 4: I gave another attempt and tried changing mandatory fields to log my complaint. How a common man is suppose to know these codes in dropdown means? Finally all the 22 different fields of form were filled and I clicked on submit. To my surprise this attempt to log the complaint about garbage burning failed with below error.
Attempt 5: giving up is not my way. I further searched for more information to log this complaint with Ministry of Environment on their website and, however the both the governments has been testing my patience all this while and this time as well it failed me with this error. Screenshot of Errors from both the govt. Sites of Ministry of Environment. Attempt 6: i ended up writing this blog so that everyone can share it as much as possible so that it reaches the competent authorities and necessary action is taken to help citizens log complaints easily. Below is the open letter by Achint Sharma: dear, arvind Kejriwal, dear, narendra modi, dear, aam Aadmi party, dear, bharatiya janata party (BJP). Dont know who to address, coz both you and your respective parties are capable of passing the blame to one another.
How air pollution contributes to 8 million deaths each
Incase someone is calling the helpline beyond working hours the ivr prompt should inform or educate us about other various option available to us to report the complaint instead of some wage irrelevant ivr prompt like mail box is full. Attempt 2: failing to report the garbage burning issue to helpline i searched for more information and end up reading that people can even report the matter of garbage burning on whatsapp. I tried that too however the message didnt got delivered. May be i messaged them beyond their working hour however I will be keeping a track of it tomorrow morning. Undelivered Message on Whatsapp, attempt 3: Still trying to highlight the garbage burning problem to the competition authorities I started looking for more modes to report the issue. My search for information ended at this link where we write can log online complaints related to delhi pollution Control Committee via Public Grievance redressal Cell form. The drop-down list for Category of Unit as per Master plan of Delhi does not work. Since its a mandatory field you can not log a complaint.
The government has made available a delhi pollution Control Committee (dpcc) WhatsApp helpline number — on which complaints about the burning of garbage, waste material and leaves can be sent. Even people can report garbage burning openly by calling this the above helpline number as per the facebook update dated 13-April-2015. Source, about an hour back i saw a facebook post by Achint Sharma who wrote an open letter to interests my favorite Chief Minister Shri. Arvind Kejriwal and our Esteemed Prime minister Shri. In his open letter he challenged both of them to prove him wrong by taking quick action on the issue of garbage burning which he reported however instead of informing helpline number he posted it on facebook. On seeing this I couldnt stop myself exploring the helpline number. Delhi pollution Control Committee (dpcc) to report it however I came across a shocking truth which I thought of highlighting to every concerned who is worried like me about the increasing air pollution of Delhi. Attempt 1: On calling the helpline number it gave me a voice message that This mailbox is full please try again later.
due to the vulnerability of such chemicals. This is how the supreme court dealt with the ban of firecrackers in the last two years: 2015, a plea filed against the air pollution caused by firecrackers during the diwali festive days. The court denied that of banning firecrackers, saying it might be wrong to encroach upon the common mans right to enjoy the celebrations. 2016, the capital observed the worst Diwali with worst air quality in the last 5 years. The court suspended the licenses of firecracker manufacturers sellers inside delhi-ncr. 2017, in Spite of 2016 order, the court while hearing a plea by some firecracker manufacturers inside the delhi-ncr, modified the order on September 12, 2017, and allowed temporary licenses for sale of crackers. And thats the point, where supreme court has not been holding any matter on the issue and failed to come up with a concrete judgment. The court in the absence of the correct report has been flip-flopping on the subject over the years. To check air pollution in the national capital, delhi government has directed its officials to crackdown on open burning of garbage, plastics and leaves. .
And its the govts responsibility to find the right way out. Supreme court is not a scientist. The court can only declare judgments based on observed facts and not by requests or emotions. There are, of course, various researchers carried by private agencies that show pollution level moves up after Diwali. Still, there are no governmental agencies, which can study the adverse effects of crackers in the environment during Diwali. Sc had asked Central Pollution Control board to conduct a study. In 2016, taking note of the extent of the rise in pollution levels, supreme court had ordered the cpcb to get the report within 48 hours after the diwali, because of the worsened air conditions due to the harmful effects of the materials used. However, cpcb told parts the court to hand over the task to another government agency, petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (peso) due to the no jurisdiction of firecrackers.
Pollution, environment, the guardian
Share on Facebook, share on google, share on Linkedin. Share on Pinterest, share on Xing, its a read that Delhi dies every year after the day of Diwali. An presentation amount of crackers burnt on every diwali emits more powerful and pained effects of pollution The reason why the supreme court this time has decided to ban the firecrackers. On Monday, supreme court ordered a temporary ban on the trade of firecrackers in Delhi-ncr region due to the never-ending worst pollution level. The court noted that the air quality worsens abysmally and the city dies thereby due to the bursting of firecrackers. The court has its conclusion, but data is still required to justify the temporary ban made on Monday. Though simple, there are no proven reports that stating the bursting of crackers is responsible for worsening of air pollution. However, the impact of bursting crackers could be severe and can be correlated to the air pollution with the sale and bursting of fireworks.