Lack of awareness among various stakeholders about the ill effects of the end-of-life products (e-waste) is the major concern in our country. In order to reduce the adverse impact on environment and health due to the polluting technologies, used in the unorganized sector for recycling e-waste there is a need to initiate sustained mechanism to create awareness
Towards this, DeitY has launched an Awareness Programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste under ‘Digital India Initiative’. The Scheme aims to provide financial support to DeitY’s Societies, Academic Institutions, Industry Associations and professional organisations for organizing workshops/ seminars for schools/ colleges/ Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs)/ Bulk Consumers/ Regulatory bodies, media engagement etc. and making campaign material for wide circulation on ill-effects associated with e-waste. Besides awareness, the programme would also undertake inventory study for estimation of the quantum of e-waste in few selected cities.