KMC To Conduct Anti-Larvae Drive Before Monsoon


Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will conduct a drive against dengue and malaria. As the Met Office predicted rains for next 48 hours, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to conduct its anti-larvae drive.

Special cleaning drives will be held in the areas that have recorded more rainfall. Empty plastic cups and bottles, used tyres and empty containers work as mosquito breeding grounds. The civic authorities cannot clean the garbage of individual office premises and have to depend on the authorities.

The KMC Health department teams have been kept ready and they will request people through public address systems, not to store water in containers for more than three days at a stretch.

According to the KMC officials, the underground reservoirs and overhead tanks should be properly covered and no empty plastic cups, glasses and bottles should be thrown in the open.

AS the dengue-causing Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes now breeding throughout the year, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to change tact, kickstarting a year-long anti-dengue programme instead of previous campaigns that focused only during winters.