Waste management survey using app

Corporation planning to equip septage trucks with GPS

The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation will kick off a survey on Saturday as part of streamlining the capital city’s waste management mechanism.

Mayor V.K. Prasanth will inaugurate the survey at Vanchiyoor.

The survey is intended to ascertain the methods used by households and commercial establishments in the city to manage organic and non-biodegradable waste. The exercise will be conducted by Green Army volunteers and engineering college students using a mobile app. Every household that becomes a part of the survey will be allotted geo-tagged QR codes, Mr. Prasanth said on Thursday.

The Corporation, through a website, has also made arrangements for monitoring the waste management by households and commercial establishments that are equipped with waste-management-at-source facilities. This would streamline the mechanism for monitoring service providers and address the shortcomings, the Mayor said.

Disposal at source

The civic body has also decided to collect details of all institutions, commercial establishments, shops, hotels, marriage halls, and flats in the city as part of its initiative. Steps will be taken to ensure that waste is properly disposed of at source, Mr. Prasanth said.

A by-law intended to regulate vehicles used to move septage has been submitted to the government for examination. Once the government issues its approval, the Corporation will be able to regulate septage disposal by issuing licences to such vehicles.

In fact, the civic body is planning to equip septage trucks with GPS facility so that they can be tracked, Mr. Prasanth said. Haritha Keralam Mission vice-chairperson T.N. Seema, Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar, and standing committee chairpersons will be present at the inaugural function.

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