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Delhi HC concerned over rise of e-waste

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Wednesday expressed its concern over rise of in the city and asked the civic bodies whether there is any plan on its disposal.

The court's query came while discussing status of waste management in the city but the civic bodies failed to give it a satisfactory response on management of

A bench of Acting and Justice directed the Municipal Corporation of and the Committee (DPCC) to make some effective policy to control rise of in city.

The court also sought response from on the issue, while asking the municipal bodies and the whether there was any policy to deal with the disposal of electronic waste, saying that it is a critical area which has so far escaped attention.

is a term for that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life.

The court was hearing PILs claiming the government and civic agencies have not taken preventive steps against vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya and dengue.

The court has listed the matter for April 11 for further hearing directing the (DCB) to apprise it whether the waste management by-laws were being implemented in the areas under its jurisdiction.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:30 IST