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Poor e-waste management to attract fine: Govt

Considering the “phenomenal” rise of e-waste in the country, the Centre on Wednesday notified the revised e-waste management rules 2016, under which improper management of such refuse leading to environment damage will invite financial penalty.

While CFL and other mercury lamps have been brought within the ambit of the e-waste management rules 2016, a ‘Deposit Refund Scheme’ has been introduced, under which the producer of a computer, mobile phone or other electronic product will have to persuade consumers to return the products after usage for a small sum.

“The government has revised the e-waste management rules. E-waste is growing at a phenomenal rate...Also, dismantling of e-waste is done in an unorganised way,” said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
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