Special Task Force to track and destroy mosquito breeding spots in the city

The civic body is tying up with a private NGO and employing 368 sanitation workers for the purpose of wiping out algae and mosquito bases


During monsoon, various preventive measures are undertaken by the municipal corporation to control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Malaria. In addition to anti-mosquito campaigns, Dengue and Malaria algae colonies are swept out from housing societies. For this year, the civic body is tying up private NGOs for the purpose, employing 368 sanitation workers. A special task force of these workers has been formed to destroy mosquito bases.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's insecticidal department is currently engaged in destroying tires, coconuts, plastic bottles and car carpets. Apart from this, if there is a possibility of water accumulation on rooftops, instructions are laid down to ensure proper drainage in those areas.

Nashik Municipal Corporation Pesticide Officer Rajan Naringkar said the malaria larvae will be destroyed with the assistance of the NGO. The project started on Friday and will continue till November 30.

The wages will be paid to the workers on the basis of Rs 576 per day. By forming a special task force, the mosquitoes will be destroyed on a war footing. Areas that formed into breeding grounds last year will be given special attention by the task force.

The task force will be deployed at the following places.

  • Santa Cruz West Khardanda
  • Lower Parel, Vada Chal, Satyaki Nagar, Hanuman Gally, Nehru Nagar, S. N. Path
  • Grant road Tulsiwadi
  • Parel, Ahmed Seller Pavement
  • Govandi, Gautam Nagar
  • J. J. Hospital Compound
  • Borivali East, Kajupada, Devipada
  • Borivali West, Shivaji Nagar, Shimpoli Road

After the inspection of these areas, the municipal corporation will issue a notice to implement mosquito preventive measures to the concerned owners or companies by word of mouth prior to the onset of monsoon.

The BMC health department sends a notice to societies and residents if dengue or malaria mosquito breeding spots are located. However, many societies fail to pay the fine. Due to the non-payment of the fine, when the case goes to the court, other cases suffer. Therefore, the BMC will be taking help of 100 lawyers to get on with this issue. The lawyer who wins the case will be awarded.

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