The Delhi-NCR area is estimated to generate 50,000 metric tonne (mt) of E-waste per annum by 2015 from the present level of 30,000 mt per annum, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25 per cent, says ASSOCHAM, an industry body. Assocham, in its latest study titled 'E-waste in India by 2015,' revealed that Delhi has employed over 1.5 Lakh workers in the city's various organised and unorganized recycling units.
Assocham said that as many as 8,500 mobile handsets, 5,500 TV sets and 3,000 personal computers are dismantled in the city every day for reuse of their component parts and materials.
'While the list is growing so is the quantity as these products are getting more affordable and more and more people are using them. Increasing usage also leads to more of them coming up for disposal, thus increasing the rate of obsolescence and replacement, the report said.