In this pacy 21st Generation, no one cares about the Pollution as it doesn’t affect our lives directly but it will certainly does in future and even that abundantly. As per the survey submitted by Greenpeace in Sep, 2015, New Delhi is having air pollution 10 times higher than it needs to have for the safe side. WHO (World Health Organization) stated that the air pollution increased 23 times in Diwali days which is really an issue for the Capital of India because it is already creating health issues and soon may take a huge scene.
But here is the Good News, as AAP Government led by Arvind Kejriwal is awakened by this upcoming deadly situation and that is why they have started taking noteworthy steps against this havoc by closing down schools so as to stop threatening pollution disease among young children. Battling against this virtual combat, AAP Govt. has now become alarmed and wise to approach startups to move on rapidly in bringing solutions related with pollution. That is, it is deliberately seeking startup assistance to adjudicate this issue.
AAP:Seed Funding for Startups to solve Delhi Air Pollution.
Delhi Govt will provide seed funding of Rs 2 crores for the best idea, test it and scale it up across Delhi to combat pollution.
— Aam Aadmi Party- AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 30, 2015
For the enticement of the startups into the environmental pollution niche, AAP Govt. has declared a ‘Seed Fund’ of Rs 2 Crore for any startup which acquaints a perfect solution to bring down Delhi pollution. In a series of Tweets, AAP announced that Delhi Govt. is getting together with Chicago University for taking out citizen’s creative and innovative ideas in combating this threat. AAP said,
“The crucial time has come for environmentally witting people to Bring their heads together & come up with better solutions for Delhi’s pollution problem.”
The time has come for environmentally conscious people to put their heads together & come up with solutions for Delhi’s pollution problem. — Aam Aadmi Party- AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 30, 2015
Startups and Creative Citizens are bucked up to partake their innovative ideas by visiting: Urban Labs. ‘Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi’ is being directed by The Delhi Dialogue Commission, in collaboration with EPIC-India (Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago’s Centre in Delhi) and EELUC (Energy and Environment Lab at University of Chicago, Urban Labs).
AAP Govt. declares 2Cr Seed Funding for Startups who solves Delhi Air Pollution Misery.
The Goal of this Special initiatives Competition is to crowd source various ‘local ideas’ in combating the disreputable Delhi pollution, and then select the best appropriate among them for action onwards. Once the ideas are selected, a team from University of Chicago will test them in Delhi, merging with members from Delhi Dialogue Commission will be tried and tested in Delhi, and the appropriate seed fund would be released for its flourishing execution. Last date for submitting ‘Letter of Interest’ is March 1, 2016; while this precious Seed Fund of Rs 2 crore would be released in 2 years.
In an interesting manner, University of Chicago had earlier employed with Gujarat Government, and supported to decline air pollution in Ahmedabad by 28%. This move by AAP Govt. can be considered as a dignified desperate attempt to fetch down air pollution, which has become a Climatic Cataclysm. In 2014, unfortunately India found a place in WHO survey of polluted cities as out of top 20 most polluted cities, 13 were from India.