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India plans to adopt USB-C as common charging port for all smart devices

According to a report by ASSOCHAM-EY titled, 'Electronic Waste Management in India', India is predicted to have produced 5 million tonnes of e-waste in 2021, only falling second to China and the US.

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Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh announced on Wednesday that India will adopt USB-C type as a standard charging connector for smart gadgets after stakeholders reached an agreement at an inter-ministerial task force meeting.

In order to standardise charging ports for all suitable smart devices, the government held extensive discussions, although it has not yet made a decision regarding chargers for low-cost feature phones. Additionally, the change will drastically cut down on e-waste.

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