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JKPCC holds Interactive Workshop on e-waste Management Rules

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Jammu: A one day interactive workshop was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee (JKPCC) on Friday regarding “Implementation of EPR and Action Plan under E-waste Management Rules, 2016 in strategic partnership with Producer Responsibility Organization RLG Systems India private limited.
The official handout reads that the objective of the workshop was to deliberate upon the current scenario of EPR implementation in J&K and status of implementation of Action Plan under E-waste Rules and to have a common platform for discussion among the regulators and concerned stakeholders including implementing agencies, viz., district administration, local bodies, department of Industry and Commerce and Department of Labour to ensure effective implementation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directions.
The Regional Director, JKPCC, Sat Paul welcomed all the participants and briefed about the objective of the Interactive workshop.
Dr. Kumar, M K, Member Secretary, JKPCC in his address stressed upon mass awareness at the level of consumers and bulk consumers regarding hazards of unscientific disposal of e-waste and collection system put in place by Producers should be carried out in consistent manner, in which JKPCC shall be always there to collaborate and extend best possible help.
Chairperson JKPCC Dr. Neelu Gera appreciated the efforts of JKPCC for organizing such interactive workshops and expressed her gratitude to all participants including producers for their participation through Online as well as Offline. She impressed upon all stakeholders to ensure compliance of relevant Rules, guidelines and Hon’ble NGT directions in matters pertaining to E-waste collection and disposal in a scientific manner.
She further stressed upon Producers and respective PROs for working out strategies for ensuring efficient collection of e-waste and disposal in line with NGT directions.

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