Incidentally, most of us would regard this menace, a slow poison, as something that will pass through. Yes, it will pass through, but it will damage many young lungs, shoot incidences of asthma, aggravate cataract and cervical cancer, and many more.
We cannot ignore this any further.
People from this vulnerable group live, sleep, eat, cook, play and work on the pavement next to the road. Those who are engaged as street vendors, and not into begging, chose to purchase a basic surgical mask during the recent episode of peak poor air quality in New Delhi. A basic surgical mask provides zero protection under bad air quality situation.
Is bad air quality the new norm in Indian cities and towns? And should we do nothing?
Please help us in facilitating a good quality mask to the most vulnerable. We start our campaign with homeless people in and around Lodhi Road in New Delhi, India.
Cost of 100 masks in INR: 100 x 220 = 22000
Cost logistics: INR 1000
Contingency: INR 2000
Total expense: INR 25000