Author: Amit Kumar
Author Affiliation: Department of Electronics, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi.
Abstract: Rapid technological advances such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 4G, and 5G have made high volumes of electronic trash or e-waste. China recycled this e-waste through circular economy to sustain its electronic manufacturing industries. This has made China the shining star in electronic manufacturing on the global map. India should work on the e-waste to combat Chinese advances in electronics manufacturing. India and China are the most populous countries which generate huge quantities of e-waste. Most of the literature on e-waste is concerned with environmental issues while this study treats e-waste as economic asset. This paper presents a comparative analysis which can be used to formulate a road map for India based on the practices currently used in China. This study suggests a future roadmap which may be utilized for achieving the objective for combating China’s advancements in electronic industries. In the long run, India’s Electronics Manufacturing Scheme 2.0 is expected to create a conducive environment to compete with its Chinese counterparts in electronic sectors. However, few additional suggestions have been made in this study.
Keywords: Electronic waste, Economic perspective, Indian & Chinese strategies, comparative study, qualitative analysis.