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Students sensitised on hazards of e-waste

Source: The Sangai Express

 

Imphal, April 26 2017: With an aim to raise awareness among college students of the ill-effects of electronic waste which is gradually degrading the environment, a one-day awareness programme on environmental hazards of electronic waste was held at the auditorium of Maharaja Bodhachandra College, Palace Compound today.

The programme held on the theme "Digital India Initiative" was organised by Institute of Social Research and Development, Imphal in collaboration with NSS Cell Unit-I and II of the college under the funding of Ministry of Information and Technology.

Speaking on the occasion, project engineer of NIELIT Imphal, S Jugeshor said that lack of awareness among various stakeholders about the ill-effects of the end-of-life products (e-waste) is a major concern of the country.

He emphasised on the need for initiating sustained mechanism to create awareness in order to reduce the adverse impact on environment and health due to these e-waste used in unorganised sector.

Programme coordinator of APEHEW, ISRD Imphal, Naobi Wangkheirakpam asserted that recycling of e-waste will not only help in controlling massive use of the earth's resources but will also help in saving the environment.

"Like the Japanese who use e-waste for productive purposes we can also recycle the e-waste and use it in different productive ways as now we understand that e-waste is no more a waste but a resource", Naobi added.