First published April 26, 2019
The Belagavi Smart City Limited has in a significant move to improve the efficiency of door-to-door collection and transportation of solid waste. The BSCL has decided to introduce radio frequency identification (RFID) tag system and has commenced installing them in a few areas already in Belagavi city.
The tags are nailed on the entrance of the door and have been done in areas like Bhagaya Nagar already.
Under the system, households will be 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 RIFD reader and also the dumper will have one. It becomes active when the garbage collectors visit households to collect domestic waste.
The RFID reader records 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.