To improve the efficiency of waste collection and disposal of household waste, the Patiala Municipal Corporation is mulling to launch a door-to-door garbage collection.
According to the plan of the civic body, every household, shops and other commercial establishments will have to pay monthly for lifting of the waste on daily basis.
To be implemented under the solid waste management project of the Punjab government, the civic body is planning to hire a company, which after lifting the waste would treat it scientifically.
The discussion on the new proposal is on the top of the agenda of the first meeting of the body, scheduled to be held on Monday.
"Any decision regarding the implementation of the waste collection scheme would be taken after discussing the matter with the councillors. On Monday, the House would send its proposal of the scheme to the state government, who will implement the solid waste management projects," mayor Jaspal Pardhan told the Hindustan Times.
However, he added that till the government finds out any company for the project after making tenders, the civic body might hire persons to implement the project.
The civic body has already hired a technical consultant for the implementation of the project.
"We would discuss every aspect of the scheme. If the House feels that the corporation should lift the waste on its own, we would deliberate the issue after calculating all costs. Any decision regarding levying of fee would also be discussed," the mayor said.
Notably, in absence of any criteria to treat the household wastes, the city roads and streets are generally found full of filth. At present, the lifting of waste from households is being done after making individual arrangements with the local lifters.
In absence of any proper mechanism, the untimely lifting of waste is the problem of every household in the city.
Proposals for levying fee per month:
Slums: Rs 10
Houses Upto 50 gaj area: Rs 20
Houses between 51-150 gaj: Rs 30
Houses in more than 150 gaj area: Rs 50
Upto 500 gaj area- Rs 8000 per year
Between 500-1000 gaj area- Rs 12000 per year
More than 1000 gaj area- Rs 25000 per year
Private Primary Schools- Rs 100 per month.
Private Senior Secondary school- Rs 1000 per month
Colleges- Rs 3000 per month
Other educational instiutes: Rs 1000 per month.
University: Rs 25000 per month