India collected just 3% e-waste generated in 2018, 10% in 2019: CPCB report
Source: Down To Earth, Date: , 2020
collected just 10 per cent of the electronic waste (e-waste) estimated to have
been generated in the country 2018-19 and 3.5 per cent of that in the generated
in 2017-18, said a recent report by the Central Pollution Control Board.India
generated 708,445 tonne e-waste in 2017-18 and 771,215 tonne the following
fiscal, the report estimated. In 2019-20, the figure rose 32 per cent to
figures have taken into account the 21 types of electrical and electronic
equipments listed in the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016. These include
discarded computer monitors, mobile phones, chargers, motherboards, headphones,
television sets, among other appliances.
report published on December 18, 2020 mentioned that the collection targets for
2017-18 and 2018-19 based on the rules were 35,422 tonnes and 1,54,242 tonnes,
actual collection, however, was lower in both the years ? 25,325 tonnes in
2017-18 and 78,281 tonnes in 2018-19.
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