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India’s Tallest Air Purifier: Chandigarh

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    8th Sep, 2021

Context 

A 24-METER-LONG outdoor air purification tower will be inaugurated in Chandigarh on the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. 

Key-points about the tower

  • The air purification tower is capable of purifying the air of the radius of around 1 km.
  • The tower, which is stated to be the tallest in the country, has been installed at Transport Light Point (TPT) on Madhya Marg.
  • The equipment will also show the quality index of the air it inhales and the quality index of the air it will exhale.
  • The air purifier functions through electricity.

Smog tower in Delhi

  • A smog tower with the capacity of purifying 1,000 cubic meter air per second with a radius of around 1km was recently inaugurated in Delhi.

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

  • The International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is celebrated across the world every year on 7 September.
  • The day is facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • Aim: To create awareness about the significance of air quality, that is essential to all living things on Earth.
  • Theme: Healthy Air, Healthy Planet
  • The main objective will be on prioritizing the need for clean air while stressing on issues also including planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.