Awareness meeting on e-waste magement held

GUWAHATI, May25: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) in partnership with CEAMA, SSCOM Foundation & MAIT has lines up a series of awareness programme on environmental hazards of electronic waste under the ‘Digital India Initiative’ in 10 cities , a press release said.

In Guwahati, CEAMA conducted the e-waste awareness programme on Wednesday in association with WWF-India, AAPSO and Eco Roots Foundation of Delhi.

The programme held at Rabindra Bhawanwhich was attended by around 1250 students and teachers (in 2 batches) from 15 different schools of Guwahati.

Kamrup DC Vinod Seshan, Dr. DhrubaJyotiSaikia, Vice Chancellor Cotton College State University, Guwahati joined the programme as chief guests. DC Seshan while addressing the audience emphasized that hazardous content present in electronic products are harmful for the health of people and for the whole ecosystem in large.  He also added that while unsafe handling and dismantling of products is creating huge impact on the people’s life at the same time the hazardous substances which get released during the extraction process are being directly dumped into the river and land which is posing a threat to the environment.

He said that there is an urgent need to create awareness on e-waste and appreciated the organisersfor taking the initiative. He also asked the student community to create awareness among public to keep the city clean.

Principal Dr Saikia in his speech said that e-waste is an important subject which needs   attention. He told the students that they are the budding future and it’s their responsibility to save the environment in which they are residing.

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