10 Latest Social Enterprises Curbing Pollution in India

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A few months back in early November 2016, Delhi was choking because of air pollution. Visibility level had gone extremely down because of the thick cover of smog all across the National Capital. Apart from headache, nausea, allergies, asthma and emphysema, air pollution causes chronic diseases like lung cancer. It also affects human heart, brain, liver and kidneys.It is one of the major reasons for premature deaths. Impactpreneurs lists few social enterprises which are using technology to cut down the level of pollution in India.

  1. Oizom
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Air Quality Report on Mobile Phones

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  • Curbing: Air Pollution
  • Inception: 2015
  • Approach: Oizom’s flagship product, Polludrone is an air-quality monitoring system. Pollundrone monitors dust particles, hazardous gases, ambient noise, odours, radio waves etc. This data recorded by Polludrone is then harvested in Oizom Terminal. Oizom Terminal is a cloud analytics software which provides Real-time Air-quality Data Modelling, Air-quality Data Analytics, Automated Reports and Smart Notifications.  
  • Amazing Factor: They have Air-quality India App through which one can access air-quality data anywhere and anytime.
  1. Smart Air Filters
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Air Quality Monitoring Device

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  • Curbing: Air Pollution
  • Inception: 2013
  • Approach: They are promoting DIY filters that purify an entire room at low-cost. Moreover, they have launched Ladakh Series of Air Purifiers which aims to filtrate larger space at low-cost. They are making air filtration easy and affordable. Other various products are air quality monitors and face masks.
  • Amazing Factor: In just three years since its inception, Smart Air has expanded its sale in India, China, Mongolia and Nepal.
  1. Kurin Systems
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Kurin Air Purifier

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  • Curbing: Air Pollution
  • Inception: 2016
  • Approach: Kurin brings advanced air purifiers with 360 air flow through a number of air inlets.
  • Amazing Factor: Unlike other devices, one can get real-time information on the air quality around the system anywhere and anytime through the mobile application.
  1. Graviky Labs Pvt. Ltd.
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Air Ink

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  • Curbing: Automobile Pollution
  • Inception: 2015
  • Approach: Kaalink acts as a link between the exhaust pipe of the vehicle and the environment. It traps 95% of the particulate matter (like soot) released from the vehicle which is later converted into AirInk. We know that soot is highly hazardous to humans. Graviky Labs has come up with a cutting-edge technology which uses soot to convert into ink.
  • Amazing Factor: They are soon going to launch their new product called Jackboy. Jackboy is a plug and play multisensor platform which allows your phone to monitor air quality, alcohol, UV index, skin moisture, etc.Moreover, it connects wirelessly to your phone.
  1. Pom Pom Recycling Pvt. Ltd.
Waste Management
Pom Pom Van

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  • Curbing: Land Pollution
  • Inception: 2015
  • Approach: It is a Delhi-based social enterprise which aims to reduce the burden on land by making waste disposable a doorstep service. They have launched their mobile app and website help through which one can schedule the time at which they want to dispose off their waste. They are acting as online Kabadiwalas (waste-pickers).
  • Amazing Factor: For every right weight of the waste they pay the right value for the recyclables to the customer. Hence, they are making the citizens learn to segregate recyclables from non-recyclables.
  1. EnviGreen Biotech India (P) Ltd
EnviGreen
EnviGreen (EG) Carry Bags

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  • Curbing: Land Pollution
  • Inception: 2016
  • Approach: EnviGreen (EG) bags are 100% eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and 100% organic. EG bags are made up of vegetable wastes, starch and vegetable oil derivatives. Moreover, they get dissolved in water at 80-degree celsius. On burning it, it turns into ash making it toxic free. It is nontoxic to humans and animals too. Various products are laundry bags, trash bags, carry bags, oil & grease sachets, bin liners, packaging films, aprons and wrapping covers.
  • Amazing Factor: The bag bluffs you by giving the look of plastic but in reality, it has 0% plastic.
  1. Waste Ventures India
Sanjeevani Compost
Sanjeevani Compost

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  • Curbing: Land Pollution
  • Inception: 2012
  • Approach: They provide first online doorstep services in Hyderabad where they collect dry and wet wastes. They manage the organic waste and produce high-quality compost called Sanjeevani. Hence, reducing the burden of landfills.
  • Amazing Factor: Waste Ventures India is a PCB certified recyclers.
  1. W.O.G. Technologies
water pollution
Water Purification Plant

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  • Curbing: Water Pollution
  • Inception: 2011
  • Approach: They treat the wastewater at two levels; Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Various processes used are Anaerobic Biological Process, Aerobic Biological Process and Physiochemical Process. Apart from wastewater treatment,. Various current approaches are  Anaerobic MBR Systems, Forward Osmosis Systems, Improved version of Activated Sludge Process,  Membrane Bio Reactors, Media Filtration of Metal Removal and Waste (Biomass) to Alcohols.
  • Amazing Factor: It is an ISO 9001;2008 & OHSAS 18001:2007 company.
  1. Chakr Innovation Pvt. Ltd.
products made from pollutants
Products made from pollutants; paint, inkjet, t-shirt (from left to right)

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  • Curbing: Air Pollution
  • Inception: 2015
  • Approach: After coupling the exhaust of the diesel generator or chimney with their product about 71% of soot gets trapped. Then this soot is later used as paint, inkjet and printed t-shirts.
  • Amazing Factor: Its one t-shirt with the text “ PRINTED WITH POLLUTION!” purifies 7 million litres of air.
  1. Neoairtech India Pvt. Ltd.
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Air Purification Plant

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  • Curbing: Air Pollution
  • Inception: 2012
  • Approach: Neoairtech provides products for the industries which help in curbing pollution. Various products manufactured by Neoairtech are surface filters with reverse and compressed air cleaning, dust extraction plants, induction furnace, electric-arc furnace etc.
  • Amazing Factor: They work in collaboration with Neotechnik (Germany).

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