Question raised in Lok Sabha on E-Waste, 19/07/2016
Question raised in Lok Sabha on E-Waste, 19/07/2016. The country’s economic growth with rise in per capita income and technological innovations coupled with high obsolescence rate of electronic and electrical equipments are leading to increase in the rate of generation of e-waste. Central Pollution Control Board in 2005 estimated 1.4 lakh ton of e-waste in the country, and simultaneously had projected 8.0 lakh ton of e-waste generation in the year 2010. As per the United Nations University report, “The Global E-Waste Monitor 2014”, 17 lakh ton of e-waste generation was reported in the country in 2014. The total capacity of 151 dismantling /recycling units located in 13 states is 446855 metric ton per annum. State wise details of installed recycling/dismantling facilities operating in the country are as given in this document.