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E-Waste

6/7/2018

The generation of E (Electronic) Waste is the ever and over growing environmental problem of the world. It is not bio degradable and gradually covering the earth face. The world will have to find a solution of disposal or it will destroy the mankind. India is 5th after China, USA, Japan and Germany in generating the highest E-waste. Despite India’s emphasis on ‘Clean India’ we are concentrating in road side and locality wastage collection and cleaning it. But looking into the magnitude of E-Waste that we are generating the India has to plan a special scheme of its disposal and final destruction. Ordinary way of cleaning by lifting the waste and dump or burn will not help in this matter. It require specified industrial units to destroy it. With new innovated technology India is moving with fast speed in the development, manufacturing and using electronics goods. This segment of industry is facing a very especial problem that its technology and models of electronic goods are changing fast that within very periods it become obsolete and e-waste. It have no resale value and are total waste and this waste is defying all solution to eliminate it. The joint study of the Assochem-NEC (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the National Electronics Corporation) on World Environment Day has said despite the Government emphasis on ‘clean India’ and smart cities project, India continue to be generating highest e-waste in the country. Among the states the Maharashtra is generating largest e-waste of 19.8 per cent and Madhya Pradesh contributing 7.6 per cent in the total e-waste of India. The E-waste generated in India is about 2 million TPA (Tonnes Per Annum) and the quantity that is recycled is about 4,38,085 TPA. Many states have units to process the E-waste to recycle it. But Madhya Pradesh has no such units to dispose and recycle it. In Madhya Pradesh smart cities are coming up but the State Government is not smart in setting up units to dispose of E-waste. The State should launch all sort of ‘Clean India’ project. Mere garbage disposal is not the only job under it. Mere 5 per cent of India’s total e-waste get recycled due o poor infrastructure, legislation and frame work, which lead to waste of diminishing natural resources, irreparable damage of environment and health of the people working in industry. Over 95 per cent of E-waste is managed by the unorganized sector and scrap declares in the dismantle and disposed produces instead of recycling it.

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