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Report on discomsí e-waste collection sought

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2017

Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, May, 2017 :-†The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed an inspection team headed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inform it about the mechanism for e-waste collection and transport at the premises of power distribution companies here.

Hazardous material

A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the committee, formed to inspect power distribution companies, to state whether electronic waste from their premises has been removed. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Delhi resident and Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking (DESU) Mazdoor Sangh general secretary Balbir Singh alleging violation of e-waste rules by discoms and seeking directions on disposal of all hazardous material from their premises. Appearing for the petitioner, advocate Siddhartha Singh raised serious doubts about the findings of the panel and alleged that e-waste was transported much before the inspection by the committee, which also comprised Delhi Pollution Control Committee officials.

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