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‘e-source’--- IIT Madras

Published on September 01, 2021
Current Context: The IIT Madras is developing an online platform to which will solve the problem of electronic wastes (e-waste).
‘e-source’--- IIT Madras
  • The name of the online platform is ‘e-source’.
  • The ‘e-source’ will be a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) online marketplace.
  • The stakeholders in the formal and informal sectors will be linked on this platform. It will allow a formal supply chain between various stakeholders. The stakeholders will be responsible for activities like buying or selling.
  • The platform will be headed Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS).
  • The ‘e-source’ will be a novel open-source solution with the data of stakeholders and will have the potential to tackle the electronic wastes (e-waste).
  • It will be based on machine learning technology which will help to trace e-waste as per the guidelines and will look after repair and re-use of e-waste.
  • The team which will be working for this platform will be deploying a detection system that will have image processing and natural language processing techniques to detect the product information and upload it to the database.
  • The platform will also generate certification by analyzing the product for various protocols and will provide suggestions for compatible replacements of dysfunctional parts.


Q.1 Which institute will launch ‘e-source’, which is the platform to solve the problem of electronic wastes (e-waste)?
a. IIT Madras
b. CSIR- Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI)
c. CSIR- Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI)
d. IIT Bombay

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