Kerala schools to raise Rs 10 crore by disposing e-waste

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Kerala’s state-run IT @ School Project which was set up to augment IT education in schools, will raise Rs 10 crore by disposing around one crore kg of e-waste. The e-waste includes old monitors, mouses, keyboards, UPS among other things hat have been lying unused at 10,000 state-run schools. The money raised will be used to buy new computers for schools.

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K Anvar Sadath, Executive Director of the [email protected] project, told IANS that arrangements are being made to collect the e-waste through an online system, in batches, after which it will be transported to the Clean Kerala Company's Hyderabad facility, where it will be scientifically processed. This exercise would be completed by July 15. Later, hardware clinics will be conducted in selected regions to repair and upgrade machines which are repairable.

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