The couple -- Jegan and Sujatha Jegan, both aged less than 30, started city-based online portal www.kuppathotti.com (trash can) offering services at customers' doorsteps, including collecting old house-hold junk--milk covers, old newspapers, plastics, iron and aluminium-- online.
Jegan, employed in a top private IT firm, is the brain behind this concept and appointed his wife as Managing Director of the portal, started on November 11 this year. "We always wanted to do something innovative and after an indepth study, decided to launch this service after an extensive study," he told PTI.
He claimed no proper solution in India exists for offering such services. Jegan and Sujatha, both MCA graduates, started the portal with their savings. Jegan, hailing from Radhapuram near Tirunelveli, visits each home which has requested their service, collects the garbage, pays customers on the spot and sends the trash to godowns owned by them at various parts of the city.
"The main reason I go personally is to ask their feedback... As a pilot study, we are offering this service in places like Ashok Nagar, West Mambalam, Kodambakkam, Valasaravakkam and K K Nagar areas", he said, adding, it would be extended to other parts of the city as well. He said they have over 150 registered members.
"Registering online is free and members can avail the service free of cost", he said and claimed it was a boon for families where both husband and wife are employed.