A Shiv Sena MLC, Deepak Sawant, wants the state government to crack down on electronic waste by setting up an authority for its disposal.
A private member’s Bill has been introduced in the state Legislative Council and is slated for discussion soon. “Electronic goods are part of our life but there are no norms on the disposal of the e-waste. Used computers, TV sets and mobiles are piling up in dumping grounds and have a hazardous impact on human beings,” said Sawant.
A Maharashtra Pollution Control Board report said the state generates 20,270 tonne e-waste. Mumbai alone generates 11,017 tonnes of e-waste.