To improve solid waste management in the State capital, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) plans to deploy technology solutions. LMC will use radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology so that bar codes can be used for door-to-door garbage collection. RFID is a type of wireless communication that uses electromagnetic fields to identify or track tags, attached to objects or people, in the radio-frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The pilot project in the Geetapalli ward will begin soon, a government official said. A bar code will be put outside every house and a sanitation worker will be required to scan the same using a smart phone. The bar code will contain the GPS location of every house for easy monitoring from the control room. Scanning the bar code will send an instant alert to the LMC control room and is likely to go a long way in checking employee truancy.
According to LMC officials, the Geetapalli ward has around 49,000 households. Bar code installation work will take three days and the smart garbage collection service will begin soon thereafter. If the pilot project is successful, it will be extended to all 110 wards under the LMC.