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228 electronic firms get notice for not toeing E-waste norms in Telangana

Source: New India Express, Date: September , 2017

Source: New India  Express, Telangana, Sep 3, 2017:- The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notice to 228 electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) manufacturers across India, including four in Telangana and three in Andhra Pradesh, for not adhering to the E-waste (Management) Rules of 2016. The notices were sent to small companies as well as well-known corporations, including Datawind, Nokia, Cisco, Videocon, Karbonn, Usha Shriram, Benq, Panasonic AVC Networks, Fujitsu, Oppo, InFocus, Ajanta, AMD India, Maxx ,Celkon, Intel and Blackberry. In Telangana five companies received the CPCB notice, including Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a Government of India enterprise, cellphone company Celkon Implex Pvt Ltd and three others, Smartron, Analogics and Bhagyashree Industries. The 228 EEE companies were sent notices for not applying to the CPCB through Form-I, for authorisation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as per E-waste Rules, 2016.

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