India to adopt USB C type as a common charging port for smart devices

India to adopt USB C type as a common charging port for smart devices, The USB-C type is to be adopted as a standard charging port for smart devices in India.

In the meeting, stakeholders agreed that USB Type-C should be adopted as a charging port for electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh Singh said a different charging port may be adopted for feature phones.

India to adopt USB C type as a common charging port for smart devices

In 2021, India is expected to generate 5 million tonnes of e-waste, second only to China and the US, according to an ASSOCHAM-EY report.

In order to assess and examine the impact of the changeover to a uniform charging port on e-waste generation an impact study is likely to be conducted by the environment ministry, consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh Singh added.

Globally, the shift is towards USB-C ports, so it makes sense for us to adopt One important point is that technological obsolescence in the electronics industry is very high, and what is in today is out tomorrow,” says Ajay Garg, a member of the Electronic Industries Association of India.
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