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Government of India

Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers

Rajya Sabha

Question No. 2125

To be answered on 06th December 2019

Proposed e Waste Recycling Plant at CIPET, Bengaluru



Will the Minister of CHEMICAL AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:

(a)The status of first-ever Government-run electronic waste (e-waste) recycling plant that was announced to be set up in Bengaluru in July, 2018, which would be maintained by the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET);

(b)Whether Government intends to set up such a facility in Bengaluru, which is known as the IT Capital of India; and

(c)If so, by when it will be operational?



Minister for Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers

(Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda)


(a)Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, has been entrusted with the job of establishment of an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling plant at Bengaluru in PPP mode. The Government of Karnataka has been requested for allotment of requisite land along with civil infrastructure which is awaited.


(b)and (c)Yes Sir. The e-waste recycling plant will become operational in about 03 months after the land and requisite civil infrastructure is provided by the Government of Karnataka.