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BMC has set up a plan to control the rising menace of mosquitoes by using drones to spray chemicals

Bhubaneswar:15/12/12:The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up a plan to control the rising menace of mosquitoes in Bhubaneswar by using drones to spray chemicals in inaccessible areas.Municipal Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said that BMC has planned to increase the number of vehicles engaged in carrying out fogging activity in the city. “Additional teams will be engaged for cutting bushes and intensify cleaning activities,” he said.

Mosquito menace in the city has compelled the civic body to think differently. Manpower and existing infrastructure are not sufficient to tackle this specific problem. Keeping this in mind, the BMC has decided to use drones in some remote places.“We all are worried about the mosquito menace in the city. We have conducted a special meeting to discuss the issue. Like the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), we will identify the source of mosquitoes and control its growth through drones. This will start from December 23,” said Bhubaneswar mayor Sulochana Das.

“We must be aware that the BMC had earlier announced two days a week as dry day to identity source and check standing water so that we can prevent the mosquito life circle,” she added.

“Works are in progress to carry out dense fogging properly. We have also decided to increase the fogging team and three teams will be engaged within next month. In addition, drone spray will be introduced in remote areas where vehicles can not be moved manually. The process has already been started and it will be started within one or two days,” BMC commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said. “We are also giving emphasis on grass cutting in mosquito-prone areas,” he added.


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