India has 22 of the world's 50 most polluted cities
1% Of the 2.4B tonnes of annual vehicular Co2 emissions comes from auto rickshaws
There are over 6 million auto rickshaws in India and over 12 million drivers
This causes congestion in the cities. This also means there are over 12 million families dependent on the small income of the drivers.
These drivers are making less than 8$ a day
The loans available to drivers have high interest rates leading to these low profits.