Pune's Air Quality: Is it affecting our health? Webinar Alert 27th June 11 am

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Ever wondered why traffic issues are covered so frequently in the news and are a part of katta discussions in Pune, whereas air pollution, which captures headlines in Delhi newspapers is hardly a matter of concern?
The answer seems simple – visibility of its impact.
The clear blue skies witnessed during lockdown which cities passionately celebrated are not so uncommon to Pune.  Yet, while we are still not suffering from serious respiratory ailments, do we know how air pollution, aptly called the silent killer, is having an impact on us?
Are you aware that though not visible to us, the pollution levels in Pune exceed the safe limits prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board; limits that are already far less stringent than WHO recommendations? Is there a link between air pollution and COVID-19 mortalities?
Join us for a webinar to understand the health impacts of air pollution, its implication in COVID times, and how people can – and should - get information about exposure, risks, and ways to protect themselves.
Speakers:
Dr Sundeep Salvi, Director, Pulmocare Research and Education (PURE) Foundation, Pune
Dr Ritu Parchure,
Senior Researcher, Prayas (Health Group), Pune
Register for the webinar here;

About Parisar & history

Parisar is a civil society organization working on lobbying and advocacy for sustainable development. Since its formation in the early 1980s, Parisar has worked in a diverse set of fields such as preservation of heritage, protection of urban bio-diversity, and sustainable agriculture. Since about the turn of the 21st century, its work focuses mainly on sustainable urban transport, since it recognizes that unsustainable transport policies and systems are the foremost threat to urban environment and quality of life. 

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Throwback to Parisar's first brochure

Parisar was established in 1987 with concern for the urban environment. This brochure from the yester years chronicles Parisar's vision when it was founded, which still guides us in our work.

Interesting reads

The Monster in my City

Cities grow as a collage of numerous layers of history mingled over a period of time. Cities are constructive entities with social, political, economic and cultural values. Every layer that gets overlaid on the city has an impact on its each and every aspect. Most of Indian cities that developed during the colonial era flourished around a core city or old city, a British established estate called Civil Lines, and the cantonment areas. Wherever the British established

Parisar in news

City’s 25 junctions will be remade under new design

A city-based NGO, Parisar, has come up with their own set of urban designs to revamp four major neighbourhoods in the city. The designs have been approved by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) aswell as the city traffic department. Parisar has chosen the neighbourhoods of Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Senapati Bapat Road, and Viman Nagar as these roads see the most number of pedestrians as per the organisation’s study.

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