The 10-day anti-mosquito drive launched jointly by the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry Youth Forum and the Kochi Corporation and Federal Bank began on Sunday.
As part of the drive, salt and chemicals were sprayed in canals. Fogging and fuming were also carried out. Mayor Tony Chammany inaugurated on the drive by spraying salt at Mullassery Canal.
The workers of the Kochi Corporation undertook the anti-mosquito operations in the drainage canals while spraying and fumigation were conducted with the help of power sprayers in several areas in the 21 circles of the Corporation.
Over 40 workers were engaged in the intensive drive coordinated by KCCI Youth Forum and supported by Federal Bank. The Youth Forum provides food and other incentives to the workers.
Corporation Health Officer In-Charge P P Alosius, junior health inspector G Madhusoodanan Nair, health inspector B Sasikumar and health supervisor P K Beena supervises the drive.
Senior journalist K M Roy was the chief guest. Deputy Mayor B Bhadra, Health Standing Committee chairman T K Ashraf, KCCI chairman E P George, former chairman K N Marzook, KCCI director board members Biju C Cherian, K M Abdulla and Thomas Paulose Nechupadam, KCCI Youth Forum convener Rajesh Nair and joint convener Mathew Cherian were present at the inauguration.