Take a deep ‘clean’ breath, with OnMask!5 years ago Ruchika Agarwal
Breathing clean air is one the easiest things we could do to keep ourselves healthy. And Satya Krishna Ganni, on his return to the country from the USA felt the rising intensity of harm that the polluted air was posing on the nation’s health.
Satya resolved on doing his bit and contacted Dr. Arun K. Itta who is currently a post doctoral candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and is a PHD in environment engineering from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan and a Masters from NITK Surathkal. He then approached Shephali Shrimali, CEO and co-founder, with a B.Tech and M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and MBA from IESE Businesss School, Spain. Coming with great experience, the team eventually became operational in the month of September last month.
Joined by Shiva, Sales and Marketing Head. with a B.Tech degree from JNTU Hyderabad and an MBA from from Liverpool Business School, the team at this Hyderabad-based startup, OnMask, have a passion to make a strong positive impact and protect the human body from the vulnerability of the hazardous nature of the air the big cities in India, especially are filled with. They envision to be the end to end solution providers of safe quality breathable air.
OnMask provides the best in class anti-pollution filter masks that are superior in quality with pleasing designs. They stay true to their nature by making masks that are economical to use along with being eco-friendly. The multi-layer anti-pollution mask allows easy breathing with a comfortable fit based on age and sizes. Along with the other air pollutants, it also filters out dust, mist, exhaust fumes, allergenic and irritants.
The washable and reusable quality of these masks have been tested by the Central Labour Institute, Government of India to lie int he respirator class FFP1. Products such as surgical masks, scarves and handkerchiefs are not efficient enough to sieve out the impurities. Also, having the provision to customise your mask and place bulk orders, OnMask leaves no stone unturned to motivate the citizens to breathe clean.
The production at OnMask Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd is labour intensive and thus they aim to provide employment to women of the disadvantaged section of the society. They plan to further difference their product and strive to bring about the required behavioural change in the society. In terms of geography they are mostly channelling their efforts and resources towards the southern part of the country at this point in time.
For a country with the second highest population in the world, the widespread impact that can be caused by the lack of awareness and persuasion can be immense. Regardless of the industry vertical you belong to, or amount of exposure to outside air, the air with each breath demands to be healthy.
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