05 June :- According to a Report of Assocham and NEC India is among top 5 e-waste generating countries besides China, US, Japan and Germany.
Among states maharashtra contributes most 19.8% e-waste but recycle only about 47,810 tonne per annum (TPA) .
Tamilnadu with contribution of 13% recycled about 52,427 TPA, Uttar Pradesh (10.1%) recycles about 86,130 TPA; West Bengal (9.8%), Delhi (9.5%), Karnataka (8.9%), Gujarat (8.8%) and Madhya Pradesh 7.6%.
Of the total e-waste produced in 2016 only 20%(8.9 Million Tonne) is documented to be collected properly and recycled while there is no record of the remaining e-waste.
The global volume of e-waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tonne (MT) or 6.8 kg per inhabitant by 2021 from 44.7 MT in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 20%, according to the study.