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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 20-26

A Short Review on E-Waste: Challenges and Management in India
Mahima Chaurasia1, Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava2, Ranjan Singh3*, Ranjana Sikarwar4 and Rajeeva Gaur3
1Department of Engineering and Technology,
2Department of Environmental Sciences,
3Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Department of Computer Sciences, Amity University, Gwalior Campus, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

In India, the quantity of “E-Waste” or Electronic Waste has now become a major problem. Electronic wastes (E-Wastes) typically include discarded computer monitors, motherboards, mobile phones and charges, compact discs, headphones, television sets, A.C. and refrigerators. Only 20 percent of global E-Waste is recycled. In India most of the waste electronic items are stored at households as people do not know how to discard them. This ever-increasing waste is very complex in nature and is also a rich source of metals. A large number of workers are involved in crude dismantling of these electronic items for their livelihood and their life is at risk. The review outlines the problems arising due to increasing burden of E-Waste in India and its management.

Keywords: E-Waste, Recycling, Health Hazards, Metallic Contamination, E-Waste Management

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Mahima Chaurasia, Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava, Ranjan Singh, Ranjana Sikarwar and Rajeeva Gaur. 2021. A Short Review on E-Waste: Challenges and Management in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 20-26. doi:
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