Brilliant idea but unfortunately it does not work that way. We human's have a amazing innate tendency for being selfish especially in these things. There is a locality in Ponda (where I stay) where one gentlemen set up a garbage treatment plant by spending money from his own pocket and hired a person to collect garbage from the houses in that locality. It was decided that each house would pay a meagre amount of Rs. 60 per month to the person who collects the garbage. However to his utter surprise, well to do educated families refused to pay the petty amount and continued to throw the garbage at the road side while going for their 'evening walk'!! Such is our sorry state!! The only solution to this problem as I see it is:
a. The Government hires a private agency to manage the garbage
b. The Government collects the fees in the form of garbage tax from all the residents
c. The Government pays the private agency and monitors that the garbage is collected everyday and is disposed appropriately.
In democracy (pronounced demo-crazy) PPP is the only way to get things done!! more