One of the biggest producers of e-waste in the world, India doesn't have data and monitoring mechanisms to manage e-waste. What is India doing with its 2 million tonnes of e-waste every year? Jacob Koshy. January 13, IST. Updated: January 14, IST. Despite the government's emphasis on Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan and Smart Cities project, India continues to be among the top five countries.


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The process includes manual dismantling, separation and shredding; unsafe removal and collection of solder by heating; acidic extraction of e waste india and, burning of waste to remove combustible plastics and isolating metals. A report by the United Nations Environment Programme says that China, India Malaysia and Pakistan are the main destinations for large-scale shipments e waste india hazardous wastes, including e-waste, in Asia.

Ironically, according to the Hazardous and Other Wastes Management and Trans-boundary Rules,importing e-waste for disposal is banned in India.

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For recycling, a prior permission from the government is e waste india and in the last five years, the government has given no such permission, said Dave in the Rajya Sabha reply.

It is allowed only for refurbishing of second-hand products.

e waste india However, the nodal agency, the Central Board of Excise and Customs, lacks the human resource and the infrastructure to distinguish between a second-hand product and e-waste. Even if the law allows the import of second-hand products for refurbishing, many terms and conditions are attached.

They have to be re-exported to the country of origin in years.


But e waste india of monitoring and poor implementation has made a mockery of the law. One of the major hubs in India, Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, was in the news recently when the National Green Tribunal NGT fined the district magistrate and State Pollution Control Board for not being able to tackle the black powder waste lying on the banks of Ramganga river.

But the people involved in the informal recycling of e-waste are angry. Jamshed Akhtar, who is engaged in informal recycling, says the administration's drive has rendered aboutpeople jobless.

In fact the NGT order said: The district administration may provide land for the purpose. Inthe E-Waste Management Rules placed responsibility on electronic goods manufacturing companies and bulk consumers to collect and channel e-waste from consumers to authorised re-processing units.

Laws to better manage e-waste have been around sincemandating that only authorised dismantlers and recyclers collect electronic waste. But now, firms are required to set yearly collection targets linked to their production numbers.

The Rules also state that producers of electronic equipment must limit their use of hazardous heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium. Bythe government hoped, manufacturers, who account for the vast majority of e-waste, would get a hang e waste india life under the new Rules and outline targets as well as measures to collect their e-waste.


In fact, companies that manufacture electronic goods — from smart phones to laptops — got served notices in October by the Central Pollution Control Board CPCB for not complying with e-waste procurement norms. The network The impact e waste india e-waste on human health and environment is well documented.

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The programme has adopted the best practices for e-waste recycling available globally, so that this sector could generate jobs as e waste india as viable business prospects for locals.

So far, a total of 1,23, participants from schools, colleges, RWAs, manufacturers, refurbishers, informal operators to government officials have participated in various cities.

A dedicated website www. An audience of nearly 7. Has the law forcing manufacturers to accept end-of-life products e waste india any impact? In the initial phase, it is, apparently, non-effective.

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