Once called India’s garden city, Bengaluru’s air is now becoming significantly toxic.With growing vehicle numbers and resultant congestion , air pollution is a growing concern in this city of approximately 9 million people.
Official ambient air quality monitoring has already shown 57% increase in particulate matter in just 4 years (2010-2014) and 23% in one year (2013-14- 2014-15). In more than 85% of monitoring locations the levels have exceeded standards.
Citizen journalist, Swetha Raju takes on the issue plaguing Bengaluru and documents the factors resulting in increased levels of pollution in the city and the effect it is having on life and people around it. Watch her video below: