An IIT Kharagpur alumnus from Bengal has come up with a device which will help to improve ambient air quality in the city of Kolkata. IIT Kharagpur alumnus Debayan Saha’s startup ‘Persapien Innovations’ has developed this device which if fitted in a car, can kill PM 2.5 and other pollutants like PM 10 etc. emitted by the car and also the ones emitted by surrounding cars. The start-up team has already put up a demonstration of the technology before senior officials including scientists of WBPCB. Rajesh Kumar, Secretary of WBPCB was present during the demonstration and he said, "We are happy with the efforts of the young team in trying to address the issue of ambient air quality. But, the presentation was in-house. We have asked them to give us a proof of concept which involves a practical demonstration of the device in reducing the ambient air quality. Until we are convinced of its effectiveness, in reality, we are not in a position to say whether we can implement the technology". The device has the ability to dilute the effect of pollutants like PM 2.5. Debayan Saha, the creator of the device said, "It is high time that we humans stop taking the environment for granted considering that we have since time immemorial pushed the nature to the ultimate edge ignoring its nurturing service towards us. We need to protect nature before it's too late to be mended". A senior official of WBPCB said, "Our efforts to improve the ambient air quality in the city will continue and we are open to any suggestions or technology that may contribute to this".