Managing and tracking waste is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, cities like Udaipur, Jaipur, Indore, Vijaywada, Coimbatore and Nagpur have already started to track municipal solid waste through Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). The recent entrant in the league is Kota.
The Kota Nagar Nigam—under its Smart Cities Mission—has started tracking solid waste through GIS mapping where it is undertaking mapping of all routes and GPS/GSM-based real-time tracking of existing as well as new vehicles. The Corporation is also deploying smart community bins with fill sensors and information transfer though GPS or GPRS.
To tackle the waste menace, the Kota Nagar Nigam has already started door-to-door waste collection in two wards and likely to expand it in city-wide too. Four 200 litres and 100 litres capacity community bins have been placed in all 65 wards. A two-stage waste collection and transportation is being followed through 100 handcarts, 7 auto tippers, 17 dump trucks, 2 refuse collectors and 68 tractor tailors.