Anumita Roychowdhury talks about the impact of alternative fuels on vehicle pollution amid the Covid-19 crisis

It’s just a Pit Stop
April 25, 2020

In this episode we have a wonderful interviewee, she is the Executive Director at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India. And we discussed how to bend the pollution curve and the effects of Covid-19 on highly polluted cities.

We learned how people embraced the CNG transportation program in Delhi, and how bad pollution can affect our livelihood.

Having a successful CNG implementation wasn’t about the complex chemistry or the data recorded on pollution, but the simple public recognition on the fact that the sky is clearer and now we can see the stars. It was a real turning point for Delhi.

Listen to the full episode here:

The topics we covered were:

About How Pollution can kill us

  • The impact on our health in polluted cities.
  • Should we worry about vehicles when they’re responsible of only 20% of air pollution?

About Reducing Pollution

  • Can an alternative fuel in vehicles bend the pollution curve in one of the most polluted cities of the world?
  • What is the real impact of NGVs in India?

About Covid-19 plus pollution in India

  • How does the pollution levels look like in this massive worldwide experiment? What does data tells us about pollution an PM changes without activity?
  • Suggestions on what to do around the world amid this crisis to underscore the importance of enforcing air pollution regulations to protect human health, even after the crisis?

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