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ALLANA MANAGEMENT JOURNAL OF RESEARCH, PUNE - Volume 4, Issue 2, July 2014 - December 2014

Pages: 47-53
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Author: Prof. Zeenat Alam, Dr. Amal Goje

Category: Information Technology Management


The objective of this article is to understand the health hazards associated with electronic waste (e-waste) in India . With an ever increasing annual consumption of electronic gadgets, India's e waste generation has also increased manifold . Rapid growth in this industry coupled with advancement in technologies has led to the accumulation of e-waste stream,which is expected to increase further in the coming years. Unfortunately, India does not have structured and stringent e -waste disposal mechanism which has led to the mushrooming of unorganized sectors for harvesting the massive e waste being generated in India which has its associated severe health hazards. This research article attempts to provide insight into the quantum of the health hazards associated with unorganized e-waste management . It also suggests innovative ideas to mitigate the impact of e-waste management .


E-waste Problem in India · Suggestions for management·Environmental and health impact ·Developing countries.