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Guwahati in dire need of e-waste hazard awareness

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2017

 Source: The Times of India, Guwahati, Sep 6, 2017:- Experts have cautioned awareness among people against the increasing health hazards associated with the disposal of ewaste, primarily computers. Recycling e-waste has become a major concern for the city civic body. Guwahati is among the 10 cities selected by the ministry of electronics and information technology which is in dire need to create e-waste awareness. Amarjyoti Kashyap, an expert in solid waste management, said e-waste is a major threat to all cities. "We are yet to have any systematic means of recycling the waste. With the ever-increasing use of electronic gadgets, all of us might be victims of the side effects of various complicated diseases caused by e-waste in the future," warned Kashyap, who is the president of Environ, an NGO, bestowed with the responsibility of creating awareness on e-waste by the ministry.

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