E-waste handed over for recycle

Imphal: E-Wastes of offices located in Imphal East DC Office Complex was collected and handed over for recycling at Panchayat Hall, DC Office Complex on Tuesday.

The programme was held in pursuance to the Notification No.DC(IE)/19/forest/2019 dated 22nd December 2020 issued by the deputy commissioner, Imphal East in fulfilment of the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 and Hon’ble NGT Order dt.02-9-2019 in O.A No.512 of 2018 with regard to monitoring compliance of E-Waste ( Management) Rules in Imphal East.

Collection and handover programme of e-wastes of the Offices located within Imphal East DC office complex to KARO SAMBHAV was held by the deputy commissioner, Imphal East.

E-wastes consisting of computer parts, and other related electronic items were collected from SDO/Sawombung, District Information Officer, Imphal East, Block Development Officers (Sawombung/Kshetrigao), Chief Executive Officer, Imphal East Zilla Parishad and Director, RD & PR, Manipur. The e-wastes collected were handed over to Neilangam Gangmei, Manipur State Coordinator, KARO SAMBHAV for further disposal or recycling.

The Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East Khumanthem Diana Devi emphasised on the need to have proper collection and disposal of the e-wastes generated through KARO SAMBHAV which is a Producer Responsible Organisation under Extended Producer Responsibility.

Diana encouraged all the district Level officers to comply with the guidelines of the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 by identifying collection sites at their offices and handover of same to Karo Sambhav for further proper disposal or recycling.

She instructed all DLOs to have awareness drive about the guidelines of E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 among their staffs, and comply with same at their level. She also emphasised on need to have awareness programmes at all Villages under Imphal East about the e-waste (Management) Rules 2016 through elected representatives and concerned Government officials.

She highlighted the need to monitor and execute orders/by-laws related to E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 under their jurisdiction for effective compliance of the same.

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