The Ministry of Environment and Forests (“MoEF”) has taken the first step towards reducing the alarmingly growing menace of pollutants from the information age. The E –Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 framed under the Environment Protection, Act 1986  were published on May 30, 2011 and have come into effect on 1st May 2012. This step is significant in the light of the fact that India generates about 400,000 tonnes of e waste annually of which 19,000 tonnes are getting recycled. The Rules puts the onus on the producers and the consumers for reducing e-waste.

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