Ministry of Electronics and IT invites suggestions on Prevention of Leakage and Proper Recycling of E-Waste

The electronics waste (e-waste) comprises of discarded electrical and electronic equipment, and poses serious challenges globally for improper disposal practices especially in ...

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The electronics waste (e-waste) comprises of discarded electrical and electronic equipment, and poses serious challenges globally for improper disposal practices especially in informal sector.

Hon’ble PM has emphasized the need for creating awareness for environmental issues under “Swach Digital Bharat’ during his address at NASSCOM event on 01.03.2015. On the direction of Hon’ble PM, MeitY has initiated the “Awareness Programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste through Digital India Initiative” over a period of five years to create awareness among the public about the hazards of e-waste recycling by the informal sector and educate them about alternate methods of disposing their e-waste.

Over 95 per cent of e-waste generated is managed by the informal sector. Integration of the informal sector and access to environmentally safe recycling technologies may reduce the health and environmental hazards. In addition to technology, capacity building, skill management, scientific recycling mechanism, business management training are also required for safe recycling of e-waste.

In this context, MeitY is inviting citizen inputs to provide solution for leakage of E-Waste in the informal sector, and suggest proper recycling technology for E-Waste that is economically available.

The last date of submission of suggestions is 4th April, 2018.

For any further information about E-Waste, please visit the GREENE website.

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Meet Rajeshbhai Ghorecha's picture

Meet Rajeshbhai Ghorecha 2 hours 3 minutes ago

Re-evaluate. Do you really need that extra gadget? Try finding one device with multiple functions.
Extend the life of your electronics. Buy a case, keep your device clean, and avoid overcharging the battery.
Buy environmentally friendly electronics. Look for products labeled Energy Star or certified by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
Donate used electronics to social programs—and help victims of domestic violence, children safety initiatives,environmental causes

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Tanmoy Kumar Bharati Bharati 3 hours 26 minutes ago

PM is corrupted.Military general is a vocal tiger. Rss & BJP is fraud.All of them make relation with rich people only. They have no connection with general citizens like me. They only use us for their self only.Let 2019 come . I shall show you my power.