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CFL producers challenge new e-waste rules

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2016

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a petition filed by the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers’ Association of India, and others, challenging the Centre’s proposed e-waste management rules, 2016.The proposed rules require electric lamp manufacturers to collect from consumers and dispose of fluorescent and other mercury containing lamps on their “end-of-life”. A Bench headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini issued the notice on the petition, which said the Centre’s notification of new rules was arbitrary and ultra vires. The plea was filed by Electriclamp and Component Maufacturers’ Association, Philips India Lighting Ltd., Havells India Ltd., Surya Roshni, Haloxic Technologies Pvt. Ltd., M/s Osram India, M/s orient Paper Pvt. Ltd., Wipro Enterprises, Bajaj Electricals, Crompton Greaves and GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd.

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