Introduction: Delve into India’s ‘Right to Repair’ initiative, a pivotal step by the Government to empower consumers and conserve the environment. This blog highlights the importance of sustainable practices, focusing on reducing electronic waste and promoting a greener economy.

We can’t deny the fact that our motherland is in a very demeaning and vulnerable condition and we humans are responsible for this which in turn degrades our life quality. We need to take some therapeutic steps to revamp the environment condition. As popular adage says “little drops of water make an ocean” similarly our modest steps can save the environment. The whole World doing countless efforts to reduce the burden on the environment. Globally various initiatives are going on to upgrade the environment condition.

Further, Government of India has launched various programmes for the environment like Swatch Bharat, 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) etc. In July 2022, Government of India has launched “Right to Repair” under which Ministry of Consumer Affairs has constituted the Committee for implementation Right of Repair framework to reduce the environment waste by promoting the repairing of old product rather than purchasing new products.  Also, through this framework usage of plastic, emission of industrial waste and usage of non-renewable natural resources are reduced.

Under this framework, it is mandatory to share the details of product at https://righttorepairindia.gov.in/about-us.php  by every manufacturer to help the consumer to get the product repaired from any third party instead of depending upon Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”).  Which helps the consumer to repair any gadgets, vehicle, or equipment in hassle free manner. Consumers are motivated to repair their old product rather than purchasing new products

Initially prime focus is on the following important sectors: –

1. Farming Equipment;

2. Mobile/Electronic Displays/Data storage components;

3. Consumer Durables; and

4. Automobile Equipment

Right of Repair has significant benefits on Consumer, Economy and Environment as follows: – 

1. Burden of Electronic Waste on environment will reduce.

2. Reduce the usage of plastic for manufacturing of new products.

3. Help in increasing the life span of the product.

4. Reuse and Recycling initiatives also increase.

5. Boost the business of MSME which in turn helps the government in Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana.

6. Employment in economy also increase; and

7. Cost effective to the Consumer, cost of repairing the old product is far less than cost of purchasing new product.

Conclusion: As the ‘Right to Repair’ initiative takes center stage in India, this blog concludes by underscoring its pivotal role in steering the country towards a green revolution. Encouraging a shift towards repairing over replacing, the initiative aligns with global environmental goals and showcases India’s commitment to a sustainable future.

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