November 13, 2019
Technology

India, it seems, less bothered about consequences of increasing solar e-waste

The country is preparing to increase its solar capacity to 2,00,000 tonnes by the year 2030 and, then, to over 1.8 million by the year 2050. From that, it is clear that the solar e-waste issue is likely to intensify in the coming years. It is high time to create a law to address the sensitive issue which has the potential to harm the environment of the country.

It seems that India is less bothered about the disastrous consequences of increasing solar e-waste. At present, there is no serious law over the safe disposal of solar e-waste in the country. The country is preparing to increase its solar capacity to 2,00,000 tonnes by the year 2030 and, then, to over 1.8 million by the year 2050. From that, it is clear that the solar e-waste issue is likely to intensify in the coming years. It is high time to create a law to address the sensitive issue which has the potential to harm the environment of the country.

It is advised to adopt the successful models of the west (the developed European countries) to address this issue rightly.

The majority of the solar panels which are in use in the country at present are imported from the developed countries.

A framework can be created in a manner that makes those dealing with the solar panels responsible for the safe disposal or the safe recycling of the unusable panels.

It is not too late. If the lawmakers show some commitment, the said framework, or something as effective as the aforementioned, can be easily articulated in this financial year itself.

It is important to remember that the future generation will not forgive to the present’s ignorance in this subject, and they may even question that ignorance loudly and boldly.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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