The e-Waste (M & H) Rules 2011 have been notified in May 2011 and are effective from 01-05-2012. These rules shall apply to every Producer, Consumer or Bulk Consumer, Collection centre, Dismantler and recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment of components as specified in schedule-I.
At present there is only one authorized collection center existing in the State at Rajahmundry. Due to State bifurcation last year all authorizations given to Producers, Collection centers, Recyclers/ Dismantlers are falling in Telangana State now. An effort is being made now to monitor Producers, Collection Centers and Bulk Consumers in Andhra Pradesh.
In this direction a Consultative meeting was conducted at APPCB, Head Office on 24-11-2015. An outcome of this meeting was that details of e-Waste generation of major Bulk Consumers was obtained. Also certain producers have given applications for authorization during the meeting. Subsequent to this meeting major Producers were issued notices for violation of e-Waste Rules. Similarly major Bulk Consumers were also issued notices for violation of e-Waste Rules. At present 2 firms have come forward to set up dismantler units at Vizag.
Key Team Members
Mr. A. Vijay Kumar
Joint Chief Environmental Engineer
Mr. Vijay Kumar is the Joint Chief Environmental Engineers at Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. He has done his Master in Technology with Chemical Engineering as his area of specialisation, followed by Masters in Business Administration. He has extensive experience of close to three decades in the field of environment protection and enforcement activities.
Mr. Kumar has attended many national and international conferences and training programs, some of which include the training programme at YOKOHAMA, Japan in the year 1997, Hazardous Waste Management training programme at IIT, Mumbai in April 2011, Pharmaceutical Industry training programme at Mumbai during the Year 2015.