Spread of malaria: BMC issues notices to 40 builders

BMC has issued notices to 40 builders in the city, asking them to take preventive measures to stop breeding of mosquitoes at their constructions sites.

Mumbai: BMC has issued notices to 40 builders
in the city, asking them to take preventive measures to stop
breeding of mosquitoes at their constructions sites.

"We have issued notices to 40 builders and have informed
the same to police as well. We have asked builders to take
steps to prevent mosquito breeding at their sites," municipal
commissioner Swadheen Kshatriya told reporters here.

Legal action will be taken against those violating the
BMC directives, he said.

The notices state that due to the builders` carelessness
and stagnant water that has been accumulated at the sites, led
to spread of malaria.

BMC will supply free medicine in slums to combat malaria
and will also undertake fogging, he said. There has been
decline in malaria cases, he said.

The water level in lakes supplying water to Mumbai has
increased and is now satisfactory, he said. As a result, BMC
is able to provide extra 100 to 130 MLD per day, he added.

Currently there is 10 per cent water cut in the city for
residential users and will be in force till August 15, he
said.

PTI

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