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Pune is one of the major hubs of e-waste generation in India.
According to several studies conducted in India, Pune is a major
repository of WEEE. Mumbai-Pune industrial belt is one of the electronic
items manufacturing hubs of the country.
According to a study conducted on
E-Waste Assessment in Mumbai – Pune
Area by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in 2007,
there is very small amount of dismantling activity occurring in
Pune, Pimpri - Chinchwad region. The entire amount of e-waste/
WEEE from this region is transported to Mumbai Municipal Region
(MMR) for dismantling and further supply to Delhi market. According
to this study, the total e-waste generation in Pune is 2584.21 tons
and in Pimpri-Chinchwad 1032.37 tons.
Some of the major hubs for e-waste collection and transportation
in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad regions are Chikhali, Kuddalwadi,
Pawarwasti, Jadhavwadi and Moshi. The main e-waste operations undertaken
here are Collection and transportation of TV, PC, Refrigerator,
PCB/PWB and wires and physical extraction of copper wire from cables.
Chikhali in Pimpri Chinchwad area acts as a major hub for collection,
transportation and trading of e – waste in Pune and Pimpri
Chinchwad region. Kuddalwadi, Pawarwasti, Jadhavwadi and Moshi
acts as sub hub for e-waste. E-waste from these sub-hubs is collected
at Chikhali and transported to MMR for dismantling.
According to the MPCB study, there are no metal extractors in
Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad region. In Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad region,
Primary and Secondary E-waste generators exist. Very limited dismantling
is observed, while the major quantities of e-waste is collected
and transported to MMR.
There is no organized mechanism for collection, transportation
and disposal of WEEE/ E-Waste in MMR, Pune, and Pimpri Chinchwad
region. No mechanism exists in the state to monitor and track its
inventory, collection, transportation and disposal.