Was watching SatyamevaJayate on TV the other day and as usual there was loads of emotions and the story was about garbage collectors or 'poura-karmikas' in BBMP terms..where they went around explaning their position and it was interesting indeed.
They on a everyday basis handle hazardous waste insluding diapers and other other harmful garbage.
pic from citizen matters
So the current situation is:
- The Poura Karmikas comes to every home every morning to collect garbage either in push carts or small autos
- This is taken to a local collection centre
- The compactor comes there and they transfer the garbage into that..almost making a mess of the process as in the picture above
- In all this process the garbage is loaded and unloaded multiple times
On the outset this is the most inefficient way of handling garbage. But why do we still do this?
It provides employment to many? many contractors are involved?
But are the dissadvatages outweigh the purpose? I would say yes!
Guess most will agree that wWe should totally get away from the current mechanism and have very few exchanges of garbage. About how can that be done, I would think we can get to once a week collection process and automate the process as much as possible.
Please share thoughts on the challenges here and your thoughts on how it can be done!