The Belagavi Smart City Limited in a significant move to improve the efficiency of door-to-door collection and transportation of solid waste decided to introduce a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag system and it installed around 1,10,000 in the city.
After a year or so of the affixing of the same, many aren’t in their place, the ones which are, are not readable. The ones which look in good condition the RFID reader is unable to read the tag.
According to Dr. Sanjay Dumgol who is the health officer said that there have been issues of RFID tag not been readable some missing which is a cause of concern and due to this the implementation of the same scheme is halted.
Under the system, households were fixed with chip embedded RIFD tags that contain an integrated circuit and antenna to transmit data to the RFID reader. Similarly, sanitary workers, who visit their respective wards to collect garbage from households, will be provided with an RIFD reader, and also the dumper will have one. It becomes active when the garbage collectors visit households to collect domestic waste.
But now the Tags are missing, if tags are there the machine provided for reading is not working.
The RFID reader was supposed to record various data including quantum of collection, date and time of collection, household coverage, and others. Information collected from the RFID tags is then transferred to the host computer system or control room and the data is stored in a database for analysis.
The authorized persons, who have access to the control room or host computer, can monitor the progress of garbage collection on a real-time basis. Based on the data, he can command the concerned sanitary workers to do specific tasks.
This system when in place will be monitored from the Command center at Vishveshwaraya Nagar.
But with poor implementation and the main core of the scheme the RFID tags only aren’t working hence the entire scheme is in the doldrums.