Keeping the Swachhta survey in mind, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) will introduce bar coding through radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to ensure 100 per cent door-to-door garbage collection in the city. A bar code will be pasted outside every house in the city.
Sanitary workers will have to scan the code after collecting trash from a house. The scanning will send a message to the civic body’s control room. The system is expected to make sanitary workers cover an entire area without skipping any house. If a worker will not cover the allotted area, the control room will receive a pop-up alert. The system at present is being used by Pune Municipal Corporation under the Smart Cities Mission. LMC has purchased the technology from a Pune-based firm for Rs 10 lakh.
Mayor Sanyukta Bhatia said, “We have received the technology from the firm and the process to paste the QR codes will start this week. The project will be launched on December 20. It will help us improve the city’s swachhta ranking.”
Lucknow had been scoring poorly in the All India Swachhta Ranking because of poor waste management. In 2018, the city was at 121nd place among 413 surveyed under Swachh Bharat Mission and in 2019, it was at 115th position among 410 cities.