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November , 2014
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Clamour for e-waste inclusion in Swachh Bharat

Source: The Sunday Guardian, Date: November , 2014

There is a clamour to incorporate electronic waste in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission). The menace of e-waste has grown alarmingly in the last few years, with the increasing use of computers, cell phones and other electrical gadgets. Globally, around 48 million tonne of e-waste is generated every year, according to data provided by Solving The E-waste Problem (STEP). In India, this figure is about 1.2 million tonne, as per a study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

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