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Delhi to get three e-waste management parks

Aims to reduce pressure on landfill sites.

The Delhi government is planning to set up three electronic waste parks in each municipal division for dismantling and recycling used products. Officials are preparing a plan on how the parks are to be built following directions from the principal scientific advisor to the Centre, and L-G.

The parks will have buildings for dismantling and recycling processes. E-waste recycling was earlier not permitted in Delhi, but the MCDs allowed it recently. The plan involves collecting e-waste from informal sector workers at these three parks, and supplying recycled products to manufacturers from here. The parks are proposed to be spread over spaces of about 20-acre each in areas within north, east and south Delhi.

Through these parks, the government hopes to control illegal processing of e-waste in areas such as East Delhi’s Seelampur, which is said to be one of the largest e-waste markets in India. Officials also said development of such facilities would help electronic producers meet their waste collection and recycling targets as per their extended producer responsibility (EPR) under the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016.

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