USB Type-C: India’s One Country One Charger Policy | 2022

USB Type-C: India is soon to introduce only one type of charger for its electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and many more. On Wednesday consumer affair secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said that India will adopt the USB Type-C as a standard charging port for electronic products. For the low-cost feature phone decision is yet to make. Technology industry representatives agreed to adopt USB Type-C as a charging port.

The government held a meeting on Wednesday which was attended by the representatives of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, Confederation of Indian Industry, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

A sub-group is also formed by the ministry of consumer affairs which will inspect the usefulness of uniform charging ports in wearable devices like smartwatches.

This decision will benefit India by generating less electronic waste. E-waste is very difficult to dispose of and increasing in an alarming manner around the globe which is directly affecting the environment. USB Type-C port is very well known for its fast charging and is the only one that exists now.

USB Type-C is also very cost-effective. Its manufactures cost less than any other charging port. Indian consumers will also save money as they do not have to buy different cables for different devices in the future and also do not have to deal with so many cables while traveling.

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