Delhi HC sounds a wake-up call to MCD for e-waste management
Delhi HC sounds a wake-up call to MCD for e-waste management
Praveen Dwivedi
Delhi HC sounds a wake-up call to MCD for e-waste management
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Delhi HC sounds a wake-up call to MCD for e-waste management

Reminding the Delhi government and the three municipal corporations of the importance of electronic waste management, the Delhi High Court asked whether they had come up with any policy to deal with it.

The court also issued a notice to Sunita Narain, a renowned environmentalist who heads the Centre for Science and Environment, seeking a report on e-waste management in the city.

Broadening the concern to overall waste management in the city, the court directed the three municipal commissioners to inspect waste disposal sites in various parts of the city to check if waste management rules and by-laws were being implemented and followed by the civic bodies.

The order comes in the wake of a report on the number of dengue, chikungunya and malaria cases at the start of the year. According to the report, in the past two months alone, there had been six cases of dengue, two cases of malaria and one of chikungunya in the city.