Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of a statewide e-waste awareness drive in the city, he said that irresponsible handing of e-waste is a huge hazard.
Now, the e-waste from the ward, where the e-waste collection project was implemented on a trial basis, would end up at the Vellalore dump yard, the officials added.
Villagers and environmentalists in the Kurippankulam village alleged that the district police’s apathy has led to the rampant dumping of e-waste and plastics from Kerala.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Saturday launched an initiative to collect e-waste from the doorsteps of residents.
Very high non-compliance of e-waste rules at 72 collection centres in Delhi: Pollution control board
The apex pollution control body has also been asked to cancel Extended Producer's Responsibility authorization granted to the producers attached with these non-compliant collection centres.