Committee of Subordinate Legislation tables 15th report on e-waste management in LS

Q.  The 15th report on the rules of e-waste management  was released on 11th August 2016. Who headed the committee submitting the report?
- Published on 12 Aug 16

a. R. Gandhi
b. V. Gandhi
c. D. Gandhi
d. None of the above

ANSWER: D. Gandhi
Parliamentary panel has asked the government to evolve mechanisms for e-waste management rules to be implemented
  • Referring to the CPCB estimate that India generated 16.4 lakh MT of e-waste in 2014, the committee noted that merely notifying rules is not enough without strong and effective implementation
  • Committee of Subordinate Legislation chaired by Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi tabled its 15th report on e-waste management in the LS
  • Committee expressed serious concern over handling of environmentally sensitive issue of e-waste management
  • As per the provisions of the E-waste (management and handling) Rules 2016 the environment ministry amended the rules by notifying e-waste management rules 2016 in March.
  • Committee has notified that there has been an exponential increase in the generation of e-waste across the world including India
  • According to CPCB estimates, 1,46,800 MT of e-waste was generated in India in 2005; it rose to 8,00,000 MT in 2012 and 16.4 lakh MT by 2014

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