Concerned over lack of effective
mechanism for disposal of e-waste, a parliamentary panel has suggested bringing
in a separate legislation to make it mandatory to deposit all such waste at
designated collection centres of a central authority. The Committee of
Subordinate Legislations (2015-16) chaired by Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi
tabled its 15th report on rules of e-waste management in Lok Sabha recently.
The committee said that the present set up of management of e-waste under the
Environment Protection Act 1986 and the rules framed under it have failed to
yield any tangible results.