Delhi Man Finds Way To Cut Pollution, PM Modi Meets And Praises Him

New Delhi: Vidyut Mohan a 30-year-old  often fell ill, he also regularly saw his grandmother falling due to Delhi’s toxic air.

He decided he had to do something about it. He started to work on the space of clean air solutions and his invention won the Earthshot Prize.

The innovation was so futuristic that it drew the attention of the PM who wanted to meet the creator.

During his visit to Scotland’s Glasgow, the Prime Minister met Mohan, who has co-founded a recycling firm Takachar.

Takachar was praised and recognized all over the world and was picked for Prince William’s GBP 1 million Earthshot Prize.

The innovation is a small-scale, tractor mountable equipment which can convert tonnes of agricultural waste into renewable fuel and fertilisers. The machine uses the principle of a coffee roaster.

Waste roasted in controlled temperatures can produce fuel, fertilisers, and other products for use in agricultural land.

The equipment was piloted in Uttarakhand and is now being tested at multiple locations.

The technology which reduces carbon emissions by up to 98%, can help improve air quality and can also create jobs.

Most farmers in India believe that burning the agro waste is the most cost-effective way to clear land for new plantations.

According to WHO, agricultural lands set ablaze lead to air pollution that kills 7 million people a year.

It is noteworthy that crop and agricultural waste burning is the largest source of black carbon, a threat to both human health and one that can expedite the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

India recently pledged to reach net-zero by 2070 at the COP26 summit as a nation.

Solutions such as that offered by Vidyut Mohan could play a significant role in reduced carbon emissions in the air.

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