NEW DELHI, 10 JUNE: Barely 4.5 per cent of India’s e-waste gets recycled due to absence of proper infrastructure, legislation and framework for disposing off electronic gadgets and products that ha

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation has developed five e-waste collection centers as per the notification of the Union Government.

Technicians dismantle e-waste from discarded electronic devices such as computer peripherals at Earth Sense Recycle unit in Andhra Pradesh.

The state government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that close to 6,500 autorickshaws in the city have been fitted with electronic meters following a notification issued in February.

The statement was made in a compliance report filed before the court by joint transport commissioner Satish Sahasrabudhhe. The report states that 2,598 new autorickshaws have been fitted with e-meters. The figure for vehicles which have come forward for renewal of fitness certificates is 3,839.

A solar photovoltaic (SPV) lantern (Solar lantern) is a lighting system consisting of a lamp, battery and electronics, all placed in a suitable housing, made of metal or plastic or fiber glass, and a photovoltaic (PV) module. Electricity generated by PV module charges the battery.

Starting Tuesday, it will be illegal to dump an old TV, mobile or laptop into the garbage bin or sell any of these to the local scrap dealer.

While they are a step in the right direction, the new e-waste regulations contain no specific guidelines on many crucial issues and risk falling flat, say experts.

At Old Seelampur, an impoverished neighbourhood in Northeast Delhi, rows of hollowed-out computer monitors line a dingy lane.

Alarm bells rang out at the launch of the month-long DC campaign on e-waste management in the city on Sunday.

Before anybody pushes the panic button on the issue, speakers at the inaugural,—US consul general Jennifer McIntyre, TCS(Head), Accreditation, South India, A.K. Pattabiraman, Madras University VC G. Thiruvasagam, MARG CMD G.R.K. Reddy came up with possible solutions.

New Delhi The government is devising a scheme where old ACs and refrigerators can be replaced with energy efficient equipment, at a lesser cost.