PM Modi Praises Delhi Engineer Whose Portable Machine Can Be A Game Changer To Reduce Air Pollution

by Tania Tarafdar
PM Modi Praises Delhi Engineer Whose Portable Machine Can Be A Game Changer To Reduce Air Pollution

Delhi has always been on news because of its poor air quality. In fact, the air quality goes from bad to worse right after Diwali. However, a 30-year-old Indian man Vidyut Mohan built a portable and cost-effective machine, that can be a game-changer to reduce air pollution. PM Narendra Modi met Vidyut Mohan, a Delhi-based mechanical engineer in Scotland’s Glasgow, while he was attending the Climate change summit organised by the United Nations.

The Machine Can Convert Agricultural Waste Into Renewable Fuel

According to reports, 30-year-old Vidyut Mohan and his grandmother often fell ill due to Delhi’s toxic air. He immediately decided to work on clean air solutions and his portable machine to reduce air pollution won the Earthshot Prize. He innovated small-scale equipment that can convert agricultural waste into renewable fuel. His machine can convert rice straws and coconut shells to create energy and cut down carbon emissions by 98%. The is now being piloted at several locations across India.

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India Pledged To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emission By 2070

Vidyut Mohan, founder of hopes that his meeting with the PM will take his innovation large scale. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution from agricultural land kills 7 million people every year. Agricultural land set ablaze is also the largest source of black carbon, which is a threat to humans as well as the environment. India recently pledged to reach net-zero carbon emission by 2070 at the COP26 summit as a nation and such innovations can surely help reduce carbon emissions in the air.

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It’s high time we take air pollution and climate change seriously.