Nearly 25 Lakh Tonne E-waste Generated In Country In Past 3 Years: Govt

Nearly 25 Lakh Tonne E-waste Generated In Country In Past 3 Years: Govt

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New Delhi: As much as 24.94 lakh tonnes electronic waste was generated in the country in the past three years, the Ministry of Environment informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, adding that India's electronic-waste generation is increasing every year. Responding to a query, Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo told the Lower House that for the 21 types of notified Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), an estimated 7.08 lakh tonne e-waste was generated in 2017-18, while the respective figures for the next two financial years were 7.71 lakh tonnes and 10.14 lakh tonnes.

As per the information available with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) generation of e-waste is increasing every year.

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