The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is about to set up an E-waste plant within it’s operational limits, preferably at Taloja or Vasai.
The city of Mumbai generates nearly 15,000 tonnes of E – waste every year. With it’s association with TERI – The Energy resource Institute, MMRDA is bound to develop environment friendly infrastructural facilities for the region. In order to avoid pollution due to hazardous chemicals present in E-waste, the plant would be set once the site is finalised.
The plant and related activities would be set on about 10 acres of land which would also consist of a plant worth 76 Cr. for the extraction of precious metals like gold, silver and chromium present in E – waste. The authority also plans to set up various E-waste collection centres within the region. With the functioning of the plant, the land and water pollution in the region will reduce to mere 2%. Say the officials.