Cleanliness Drive in India and Delhi

Abhishek Mitra
5 min readNov 29, 2020

Well, what is the Swacchata Abhiyan that created quite a stir?. It was the first mission-based pan India cleanliness movement. The problem with every movement that can cause fundamental change is that it gets diluted or its appeal loses and people go back to their own ways. Habits are hard to change and to change them sometimes, you need to criticize.

A person who has always thrown the garbage from his rooftop to a nearby garden for the past 10 years would not be able to change his habit immedeately. So, penalization specifically monetary wakes up the people of my country.

Let's consider this news-

“India’s tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid symbol for what the UN considers the world’s most polluted capital. Hawks and other birds of prey hover around the towering Ghazipur landfill on the eastern fringe of New Delhi, stray cows, dogs, and rats wander at will over the huge expanse of smoking filth. Taking up the area of more than 40 football pitches, Ghazipur rises by nearly 10 meters a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth. According to East Delhi’s superintendent engineer Arun Kumar, it is already more than 65 meters (213 feet) high. At its current rate of growth, it will be taller than the iconic Taj in Agra, some 73 meters high, in 2020. India’s Supreme Court warned last year that red warning lights will soon have to be put on the dump to alert passing jets.”

Do we have no option of putting this garbage to its recycle or incineration death bed?

Yes, the option is there, only if the authorities are interested in saving the ecosystem. At least, if a little thought on the air ingested by children in Delhi and surrounding areas are there, then the Yamuna pollution, Ghaziabad garbage mountain, and lots of other such garbage spots in Delhi can be cleared for once and for all.

Well, what’s required to clear the air and land pollution in Delhi

  1. Installing air purifiers like the ones in other countries.

Like Purevento City Air Cleaner

The City Air Cleaner filters up to 85 percent of harmful ambient pollutants such as fine dust particles and gaseous substances like nitrogen oxides, and ground-level ozone from the ambient air and creates a comfortable breathing zone with better air quality. Several City Air Cleaners work in combination to form a modular, scalable system for the active management of urban air quality. Simulations of the real environment are used to determine an effective tailor-made air filter solution — for emission hotspots and constructional and meteorologically caused accumulation points for pollutants. The large info screens on the sides of the City Air Cleaners allow for local air quality infotainment as well as local traffic and event information or third-party advertising. The City Air Cleaner is universally applicable.”

Recently, I read something that is worth citing here

Source: Camfil

“Giant Commercial Air Filters Taking the World by Storm

A number of companies have developed experimental commercial air filters to capture airborne pollutants on a massive scale. One such tower, reportedly the largest in the world to date, was unveiled in Xian, China, which has long struggled with air pollution. Standing at 328 feet, the giant air tower purifies outside air by drawing the air into glass rooms, which are heated using solar power, creating a greenhouse effect. This process pushes the hot air up the tower and into a series of filters before being released back into the atmosphere as clean air. Since it began operating, the Xian air purifier tower has reportedly been cleaning more than 353 million cubic feet of clean air each day, dramatically improving the air quality in its immediate vicinity. According to Cao Juniji, the project’s lead researcher, the Xian air filter tower is just the first of many more towers that are slated to be built across China. Patents filed by his team show plans of even more massive towers, with one towering at 1,640 feet — enough to purify the air for a small city.

Solving India’s Air Pollution Crisis with Custom Industrial Air Filters

Another country struggling with air pollution levels similar to those in China is India, so it should come as no surprise that certain groups in both the public and private sectors have made similar efforts to build custom industrial air filters. One such group is Kurin Systems, an India-based air purification company whose founders say they were inspired by the giant air purifier tower in Xian and plan to install their own 40-foot purification tower in New Delhi. The tower is designed to purify an astounding 1,130 cubic meters of air every day, enough to cover an area of two square miles.

Depending on the results of these towers, they may become fixtures in the world’s most polluted cities, giving everyone a reason to breathe easy.

Delhi being tagged as one of the most polluted cities in the world should consider removing the thing that has most tarnished its name- and that which has led to it being called ‘A pollution capital.’

One or two cleaning systems as the one installed at a certain place in Delhi wouldn't work. To address the solution, the maximum volume of air cleaning needs to be done.

The areas in maximum need of the air cleaners are

2. To deal with Ghaziabad Waste, there is no other alternative, apart from a massive incineration plant, burning off tons of garbage every day, with special precaution taken to purify the harmful emissions.

3. Yamuna Water Pollution

One of the best cleaning systems for waterbody cleaning at the present is being executed by Israel. Given the capacity and efficiency of their water cleaning systems and ability to address the cleaning process in large water bodies and rivers, India can very effectively emulate such technological advances to their end.



Abhishek Mitra

Sr. Content and Business Writer having over 10+years of Content and Digital Marketing Experience