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NGT seeks response on e-waste

The Tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Toxics Link.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 14, 2015 4:51:08 am

The National Green Tribunal has sought a response from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) after a plea alleged rampant violation of the e-waste management rules notified in 2011.

“We find that the reply of the Director General of Foreign Trade will be of great assistance to us, particularly with regard to the electronic/electrical products imported to our country. We, therefore, expect a response on the present application,” the NGT bench said.

The Tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Toxics Link, filed through advocates Ritwick Dutta and Maneka Kaur. It claimed that tonnes of second-hand or used goods were being dumped in India, leading to a pile-up of e-waste in the country.

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