Assessment of generation of e-waste
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 675
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2021
Assessment of generation of e-waste
675. SHRI NEERAJSHEKHAR:
(a) the details of e-waste generated during 2019, 2020 and 2021 so far, in the country,
(b) the details of deaths reported due to e-waste in the country during 2018, 2019, 2020
and 2021 so far, State-wise;
(c) whether Government has assessed the increase in e-waste generation in the country year by year;
(d) if so, the details thereof and corrective steps taken in this regard; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a) Under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 amended time to time, twenty-one (21)
types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has been notified. These notified EEE at
the end of their life becomes E-Waste. The input data for estimation of generation of e-waste
is available only from the year 2017-18 and for national level generation only. State Wise
data on e-waste generation is not available. Information on national level e-waste generation
is available financial year (FY) wise for the FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 and is given
in the table below:
S.No. Financial year Estimated Generation
- 2017-2018 7,08,445 NA
- 2018-2019 7,71,215 8.86%
- 2019-2020 10,14,961.2 31.60%
(b) No deaths have been reported due to E-Waste.
(c) Yes, Government has assessed the increase in E-Waste in the country during 2017-18,
2018-19 and 2019-20. The formula for estimation of E-Waste generation involves sale of
EEE. Scrutiny of sales data reveal that there have been continuous increases in the sales
data since 2007-08 and hence there is an increase in E-Waste generation. The assessment
of e-waste generation is being carried out year wise. The increase in the generation of EWaste is given in the table above.
(d) The corrective steps regarding increase of E-Waste generation have been taken and are
Management of e-waste is regulated under the frame work of E-Waste (Management)
Rules, 2016 as amended time to time. The said rules are effective from 01.10.2016
and have the following specific objectives:
(i) Extended Responsibility to producers to manage a system of E-waste collection,
storage, transportation and environmentally sound dismantling and recycling
through EPR Authorization (EPRA).
(ii) To promote and encourage establishment of an efficient e-waste collection
(iii) To promote Environmentally Safe & Sound Recycling through authorized
dismantlers and recyclers of e-waste.
(iv) To minimize illegal recycling / recovery operations.
(v) Reduce Hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic components.
As per the rules, CPCB is issuing EPR authorization to the producers of EEE along
with e-waste collection targets on annual basis. As per the information provided by
CPCB, a total no of 1766 Producers have been registered for EPR Authorization and
also 57 Producers Responsibility Organizations (PROs) have obtained registration.
Presently 400 dismantlers/recyclers of E-Waste are operating in 20 States namely
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himacahal Pradesh,
Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha,
Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West
Bengal. These authorised dismantlers/recyclers have annual processing capacity is
For enforcement of the said rules in the country, an action plan is in place and the
same is being implemented by all SPCBs/PCCs in their respective states/UTs.
SPCBs/PCCs are submitting quarterly progress report as envisaged in the Action Plan
through a web portal developed for this purpose.
(e) In view of the above this does not arise.