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E-waste management sector is creating jobs

According to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the electronic waste sector will create 4.5 lakh direct jobs by 2025 and another 1.8 lakh jobs in the allied sectors of transportation and manufacturing, The IFC, which has been working in the e-waste sector since 2012, announced that under a programme launched by it in 2017, over 4,000 metric tons of e-waste have been collected from citizens and corporations and recycled responsibly under the programme.

Praising the IFC for its initiative, Environment Ministry official Sonu Singh said that the government was happy to see the commitment from the IFC in helping the sector grow in a responsible manner. He added that the sector has significant potential to contribute to the economy, in co-operation with the electronics industry as well as the government.

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