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Organo Editorial

Air quality in eco-habitats

-Rakesh Koti

In recent times, there has been a paradigm shift in the way we perceive health. Not only is it limited to the food we eat and exercise we do, but a major part of human health is related to the air we breathe. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of good air quality 

Air is of utmost importance to the health and well-being but often overlooked or given less priority. 

In all the communities built by us, a lot of lung spaces are created within the community to ensure sufficient oxygen is generated within the community. Below are a few strategies that are followed to improve air quality:

1.Bio fencing – Bio fences reduce soil erosion through wind and rain and protect the community from air borne dust by acting as an air barrier. 

2.Lung space through afforestation areas – with 20% of the land utilised for afforestation, there is a lot of oxygen that is generated within the community. This not only helps sequester carbon dioxide and produce oxygen but also holds the soil in place during heavy winds.

Picture: Lung spaces such as the above help improve Air quality.

Picture: Parthenium cleaning drive underway

3.Weed management to reduce plants that cause allergens – Some weeds like parthenium down.

4.Ventilation inside homes to get rid of Volatile Organic compounds – The homes are designed to enable cross ventilation which removes volatile organic compounds that are produced from surface, furniture, paints within the house. 

5.Usage of bio pesticides – A lot of the pesticide that is sprayed in the farms becomes air borne. Using chemicals as pesticides reducing the air quality. Using bio pesticides is a great way to ensure these chemicals don’t enter our lungs.

6.Reducing dust and converting it to soil with biodiversity through natural fertilizers, mulching, composting by electric composters, and letting the fallen leaves be also reduces a lot of dust from becoming air borne. 

7.Car-free areas in front of the home are built to pedestrian friendly walkways. Cars running idle in front of the house increase pollutants in the air which travel through homes. Ensuring that there are no cars in the walkway is a good way to minimise pollutants in the air that we breathe inside the home. 

By employing the methods mentioned above, the Air quality is maintained in all the eco-habitats built by us.

About Organo Eco Habitats

At Organo we co-create eco-habitats that celebrate living. Eco-habitats are sustainable communities which offer an intersection of urban conveniences and rural experiences providing a way of life integrated with nature and focussed on wellbeing.

Organo creates integrated holistic living environments, where the residents can take part in collective natural farming and witness the food they eat. Having already delivered India's first rurban commune- Organo Naandi, Organo is coming up with a 182-unit eco-habitat called Organo Antharam near Chevella.

To know more about our eco-habitat communities please call 9071123446 or write to us on info@organo.co.in.

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