HE Times Special Correspondent
nvironment Minister Gopal Rai held a joint review meeting July, 8th with the officials of Environment Department and DPCC regarding the construction of E-Waste Eco Park. After the meeting, Environment Minister informed that India’s first E-Waste Eco Park will be developed in Holambi Kalan in Delhi in an area of about 21 acres.
Gopal Rai said, “Every year, Delhi produces over 2 lakh tonnes of e-waste, or about 9.5 percent of the total amount produced in India. With this, Delhi is now the fifth-largest producer of e-waste in India, behind Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Additionally, it has been shown that only 5% of the generated e-waste is properly recycled. We are bringing India’s first E-Waste Eco Park to Delhi for that reason. By “E-waste Eco Park,” we refer to the establishment of a place where this e-waste is dismantled, refurbished, recycled, and manufactured in a manner that is scientifically and environmentally sound.”