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How Big Tech plans to clean up the world's most polluted city

 

How Big Tech plans to clean up the world's most polluted city

fifty years ago this Indian city was fertile farmland today Gurgaon now officially known as good glam is a metropolis home to tech giants like Google Microsoft uber and Indias own oh yo an international budget hotel chain valued at ten billion dollars there are people who are coming in from all parts of the world there are people who are coming in from all parts of the country and then that has brought about certain multiculturalism to the whole thing the city itself has become a heavily urbanized if you look at the GMD area its roughly square kilometers out of which eventually will be urbanized from to Gorgons population grew and government projections say there will be more than million people living in the city by but all that growth has grave consequences in Gurgaon ranked as
 the worlds most polluted city according to air visual in Greenpeace residents regularly have to wear masks just to go outside we are in a crisis situation so when youre in a crisis situation you have to think differently you you cannot keep going on with your old ways of managing the city to do that though Gorgons residents will need the help of the tech companies that shape the city into what it is today for better and for worse almost every company is interested in investing in and improving the lividity conditions of the city oh yo is trying to improve sustainability at its new headquarters in the city creating more open spaces and promoting public transport among its employees and also trying to pitch in to improve the citys green cover that comes out of not just and need to do things for the climate but also I think it just makes good business sense you can be despondent that this is never going to be enough but youve got to kind of take those small little steps and say okay can I can I make a difference residents can also source ideas from Bangalore officially known as Bengaluru its a tech hub miles to the south with similar problems efforts at the Amazon offices there include collecting rainwater eliminating singleuse plastics and encouraging partners to use compressed natural gas and delivery vehicles packaging free shipment is something that we do in India we are based on the distance from the buyer and the inventory we determine whether you need a second deep action or not thats something that we innovated in India is say India first innovation and that is what other parts of the world are looking at 

now Indian competitor Flipkart which is owned by Walmart is working on similar initiatives there is a work that's happening on bringing electric vehicles from the last mile delivery perspective there is a work that's happening on using innovation in the packaging for example reducing the plastic wastage and our teams you know are very deeply involved in making sure that we remain an integrated part of the community that we serve its a race against the clock to make sure that the country that was once the worlds most rapidly developing economy doesn't outrun its natural resources I've often said that you know in a country like India when you are driving and you look out of the window there are just so many hard problems to solve that you see whether it is roads and nutrition or education or water or climate in every one of those places one can use technology to solve for a problem which is cannot be solved in a traditional way Music '
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