GUWAHATI, Aug 30 – As dengue deaths in the heart of the city have set the alarm bells ringing, the civic administration has sprung into action to control the breeding of mosquitoes by intensifying fogging drives in Guwahati.
Fogging and spraying drives have been intensified in six divisions under the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) area. The GMC has asked the common people to open the doors and windows of their houses when fogging is undertaken in their respective areas.
The corporation, in an official statement, said that in addition to the ongoing drives in the evenings, the same will be done during the daytime too.
The GMC has also decided to distribute 40,000 mosquito nets in 22 areas of the city.
Certain areas have been identified by the GMC for carrying on concerted drives against the spread of mosquitoes, which include Kahilipara, Lalganesh, Santipur, Fatasil Ambari, Islampur, Ulubari, Chatribari, Paltan Bazar, Bamunimaidam, Gitanagar, Ganeshguri, Bhangagarh, Lakhra, Saukuchi, Khanapara, Beltola, Police Reserve, Fancy Bazar, Bhetapara, Basistha, Noonmati and Panbazar.
Fogging drives have also been intensified in schools, colleges and hostels from today. The civic body has appealed to the people to actively cooperate during the spraying operations.