Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

e-Waste Management

Posted On: 20 JUL 2023 5:20PM by PIB Delhi

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) estimates the e-waste generation at national level based on the countrywide sales data provided by producers, and average life of notified electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), as mandated under the E-waste Management Rules, 2016. As per the information available with CPCB, e-waste generated in the country from twenty-one (21) types of EEE notified under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 in the financial year (FY) 2020-21 and 2021-22 was estimated as 13,46,496.31 Tonnes and 16,01,155.36 tonnes respectively, which is not substantial as compared to other major economies of the world.  

Ministry has comprehensively revised the previous set of Rules and notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 in November, 2022 and the same is enforce since 1st April, 2023. These new rules intend to manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner and put in place an improved Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regime for e-waste recycling wherein all the manufacturer, producer, refurbisher and recycler are required to register on portal developed by CPCB. The new provisions would facilitate and channelize the informal sector to formal sector for doing business and ensure recycling of E-waste in environmentally sound manner. Provisions for environment compensation and verification & audit has also been introduced. These rules also promote Circular Economy through EPR regime and scientific recycling/disposal of the e-waste.

An Action Plan for enforcement of E-Waste (Management) Rules, across the country is in place and is being implemented by all the States/UTs and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/Pollution Control Committees (PCCs). An e-waste Management review portal has also been developed for uploading status and progress of e-waste action plan. The quantity of e-waste collected and processed during FY 2021-22 is 5,27,131.57 Tonnes. The details of e-waste collected and processed during FY 2021-22 States/UTs wise is given at Annexure I.

Annexure-I

States/UTs wise details of e-waste collected and processed during FY 2021-22

 

S. No.

Name of the State

E-Waste collected and processed

(in Tonnes)

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

2021.19

  1.  

Assam

67.00

  1.  

Andaman &Nicobar Island

0.78

  1.  

Bihar

41.07

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

4167.90

  1.  

Chandigarh

67.92

  1.  

Delhi 

2130.79

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman Diu

12.34

  1.  

Gujarat

30569.32

  1.  

Haryana

245015.82

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

373.20

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

561.61

  1.  

Jharkhand

366.71

  1.  

Karnataka

39150.63

  1.  

Kerala

1249.61

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

553.59

  1.  

Maharashtra

18559.30

  1.  

Mizoram

14.85

  1.  

Odisha

477.54

  1.  

Punjab

28375.27

  1.  

Puducherry

31.77

  1.  

Rajasthan

27998.77

  1.  

Sikkim

8.47

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

31143.21

  1.  

Telangana

42297.68

  1.  

Tripura

13.67

  1.  

Uttarakhand

51541.12

  1.  

West Bengal

320.44

 

Total

5,27,131.57

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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