Berhampur, Nov 21 (LocalWire) House owners in Silk City will have to pay a hefty fine if they fail to comply with the recommendations of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) and allow water to stagnate, creating
favourable condition for breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes which spread dengue.
Before implementing the decision, BeMC would organize massive awareness drive, said commissioner of the civic body Chakravarti Singh Rathore.
The BeMC will eventually chalk out the modalities of penalties, amount of fines and date of its implementation.
“The collector has instructed us and we will finalize the modalities for implementation,” said the commissioner.
Pertinently, 143 dengue cases were diagnosed in Ganjam district so far this year and 38 of these have been reported from BeMC area only.
Of the total cases detected in the district, 54 and 89 are the indigenous and migrated cases, said district malaria officer R.Jagadeesh Patnaik.
However no casualty was reported in this vector-borne disease in the district, he added.
Last year, the district recorded 146 dengue positive cases, sources said.
Meanwhile BeMC will soon introduce underground bin system for safe disposal of solid wastes generated in the city. The system will arrest breeding of mosquitoes by open dumping of solid wastes, said Rathore.
Several civic bodies, including Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi, impose fine up to Rs 1 lakh to the person found guilty of allowing water stagnate in public places.