Berhampur, Oct 18 (LocalWire): In order to maintain transparency in garbage collection and to make accountable the people in general and collection team in particular, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has come up with the barcode system.
The holding tax number will be converted to the barcode which will be scanned after collection of garbage to ensure cent percent door to door collection.
The pilot project will start in the first week of next month in some pockets of the city before including the entire BeMC area,’ said BeMC commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore.
He said the system would have double benefits. ‘While we can ensure 100 percent door to door garbage collection, we will also identify the households without holding tax,’ he said.
In the BeMC area, there are around 54,000 households with holding tax numbers and around 150 tonne garbage is collected daily in as many as 40 vehicles.
In the new system, these vehicles would collect the garbage but the barcode would be scanned to ensure collection of garbage from the house.
The collection of garbage would be privatised and the party would get the price according to the number of barcodes scanned, he added.
Rathore said specially-designed software with different applications loaded in mobile phones would be provided to the garbage collection teams to know the details of collections like segregated and non-segregated garbage.
BeMC commissioner appealed to the people who do have holding tax number, to apply soon to facilitate barcode generation for households.
All households, including commercial establishments, residential welfare associations and apartments should have holding tax numbers and also the barcode, he said.
‘Before implementing the new system of garbage collection, we expect all households to have the barcode system,’ he added.
For apartments, hotels, restaurants and other commercial areas, the commissioner said a special barcode would be created allowing garbage collection twice a day. Different charge will also be levied for these premises, he said.