Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma Is Our Hero In The War Against Air Pollution

8:48 pm 4 Nov, 2016


We have been told – no, warned – that the air pollution in Delhi is as bad as it is in Beijing. And the bad news is that there is no respite from that yellowish cloud of smog that engulfs the national capital and its adjoining areas.

But looks like things will change for the better with leaders from our society leading that change.

 

Centra Pollution Control Board/WSJ

Centra Pollution Control Board/WSJ

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of Paytm, posted a series of tweets where he compared the air in Delhi to that of Beijing five years ago.

 

Though Sharma now lives in Bengaluru because of his asthmatic son, his concern for the city remains high.

 

Various media outlets reported that the Paytm founder has pledged Rs.10 crore of his personal money for start-ups working to protect the environment.

 


On Thursday, Delhi recorded second worst day of smog in the last 10 years with visibility dropping to 50 meters. The city is the 11th most polluted in the world with an annual average PM2.5 measurement of 122.

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