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Highlights of ASSOCHAM's Study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India”

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and a Japanese multinational NEC released a joint study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India”.

Highlights of ASSOCHAM's Study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India”

Key Highlights of the Study

  • India continues to be one of the top five electronic e-waste generators. 
  • e-Waste generated in India is about 2 million TPA (tonnes per annum), the quantity that is recycled is about 4,38,085 TPAc waste or e-waste producers in the world.
  • The global volume of e-waste generated is expected to reach 52.2 million tons or 6.8 kg/ inhabitant by 2021 
  • Out of the total e-waste produced in 2016, only 20% (8.9 MT) is documented to be collected properly and recycled, while there is no record of the remaining e-waste. 
  • Maharashtra contributing a maximum of 19.8% e-waste in the country
  • Tamil Nadu (13%) recycles about 52,427, Uttar Pradesh (10.1%) recycles about 86,130, West Bengal (9.8%), Delhi (9.5%), Karnataka (8.9%), Gujarat (8.8%) and Madhya Pradesh (7.6).
  • Only 5% of India's total e-waste gets recycled due to poor infrastructure, legislation and framework 
  • Over 95% of e-waste generated is managed by the unorganised sector and scrap dealers in this market, dismantle the disposed of products instead of recycling it.
  • The current rate of e-waste generation in India is 4.56 times greater than the annual e-waste processing capacity offered by the nation.

e-waste

  • E-waste typically includes discarded computer monitors, motherboards, Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT), Printed Circuit Board (PCB), mobile phones and chargers, compact discs, headphones, white goods such as Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD)/ Plasma televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators and so on.

Expected Questions

Which of the following statement is not true regarding  ASSOCHAM's Study on “Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in India”?
a.  Only 5% of India's total e-waste gets recycled 
b. Tamil Nadu generates the maximum number of e-waste
c. e-Waste generated in India is about 2 million TPA (tonnes per annum)
d. Maharashtra contributes 19.8% e-waste in the country
e. All are true
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