The federal government will maintain a gathering with trade stakeholders immediately to discover the choice of adopting a standard charger for cell phones and different transportable digital units.
The assembly, to be chaired by Shopper Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh, was scheduled post-lunch. It is going to be attended by producers of transportable digital units, together with laptops and mobiles. The sector-specific associations, trade our bodies CII and FICCI and representatives from IIT Delhi and IIT BHU, will probably be a part of the assembly.
“The assembly will probably be extra of an explorative nature. We are going to attempt to study from the stakeholders how a standard charger might be adopted in India. We may also attempt to perceive their issues,” the secretary advised PTI.
Europe is already working in direction of adopting this norm, he stated.
The assembly with sector-specific organisations will assess the potential of ending using a number of chargers in India and cut back the burden on shoppers in addition to stopping e-waste.
At present, shoppers are pressured to purchase a separate charger each time they purchase a brand new machine as a consequence of incompatibility of the ports of the present charger.
Not too long ago, the European Union introduced the adoption of a USB-C port because the frequent charging commonplace for small digital units by 2024. The same demand is within the US as effectively.