With illegal recycling of used electronic goods like mobile phone and computer posing environmental and health hazard, the Government will in less than a month come out with e-waste management and disposal rules.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya Sabha that he was personally against import of second hand computers in the name of charity as this “e-waste” posed danger to environment and human health.

He, however, did not say if a ban on import of used electronic equipments like computers would form part of the e-waste management guidelines.

Computers, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets become e-waste at the end of their life cycle, he said.

“For the first, Government is coming out with rules for managing e-waste…

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