Delhi soon to have India’s first e-waste eco park in about 21 acres, Delhi environment minister holds meet

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

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New Delhi: The national capital will soon have an e-waste eco-park spread in 21 acres. Moving forward in this direction, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a review meeting with officials of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

According to Gopal Rai, the first e-waste eco-park will come into being at Holambi in Delhi. The minister has formed an 11-member steering committee to pursue the project.

Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) will implement the project, according to a report in PTI.

“To pursue the project in a paced manner, the concerned agency has been directed to appoint a consultant sooner. The project will be completed in 23 months,” said Gopal Rai.

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Delhi generates at least two lakh tonnes of e-waste annually and only five percent is recycled properly.

Gopal Rai said, “The e-waste park refers to the place where dead electronic items are dismantled, refurbished and recycled in a manner that is in consonance with the environment.”

According to the minister, Delhi is the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the country followed by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

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He said the e-waste eco-park will significantly reduce the pollution in Delhi.

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