How do you think, data on air quality can help you and your neighborhood?As a citizen, identify three ways in which big data has made an impact so far in the air quality space.
As a citizen, these are some benefits I’ve seen:
One, quite standard benefit has been from the AQ data I get on phone. I check the AQ level quite regularly, helps in deciding when to exercise outdoors vs not
Drawing comparisons and understanding the causes. Data on rise in stubble burning coincides with rise in noxious air, the AQ data proves that.
A less talked about comparison is thermal power plants and AQ- The clean skies Delhi experienced early lock-down coincided with most of the plants being shut around the city!
For my friends with Asthama, this data really impacts their day-to-day decisions.
Generally speaking though, more availability of AQ data has brought the issue to the forefront- all media houses for 3 months in the year talk about air pollution every day. I think access to big data has a role to play in these stories