- CPCB approves pilot project worth Rs 19.74 lakh for implementation in NCR
- Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has already sanctioned a pilot in Jaipur
- ‘Pariyayantra’ is a revolutionary air pollution mitigation system that can be fitted on the roof of vehicles
A team of researchers from Manav Rachna Educational Institutions based in Faridabad has devised a revolutionary solution to fight against air pollution. The air pollution mitigation system titled “Pariyayantra” is an air filter unit that can be mounted on the roof of any vehicle — buses, cars, auto-rickshaws and even two-wheelers. As the vehicle moves, air passes through the holes in front of the device. The filters fitted inside the unit trap the pollutants. What comes out is clean air.
Proposals have been submitted to Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi for implementing the project in Delhi NCR. Initially it is proposed to execute a demonstration pilot project for 30 buses and the estimated project cost is Rs 19.74 lakh. The project has been approved by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and shall be implemented during the winters in Delhi.
“Atleast 30 such devices will be fitted on the roofs of buses in Delhi this winter on a pilot basis. This will, in all likelihood, be followed by the main project for the whole of Delhi NCR”, informs Dr. B S Gill, who is leading this three-member project team at Manav Rachna comprising Amit Kumar Singh and Prachie Sharma. Other agencies involved with the monitoring of the project are IIT Delhi, Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi and NTPC”.
Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) has already sanctioned a pilot project to install Pariyayantra in Jaipur at a cost of Rs 15 Lakhs. The order for the same has been finalized and is likely to be issued shortly. It is noteworthy that the project Pariyayantra, developed by Manav Rachna has been adjudged winner (first prize) in three national level competitions.