The Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL) is installing the Smart Mosquito Density System across the city under the the Smart City Project of the city corporation.
Though the rain may have brought cheer to Chennaiites, residents of Rangarajapuram in Kodambakkam say the blocked stormwater drains have led to an increase in mosquito breeding.
The CMC’s health and sanitation wing is too failing to timely utilise the scanty amount of these larvicides.
Further, a dengue infection may damage the immune system, which might prove detrimental especially when the city is already fighting COVID-19, said the petition by an RTI activist
“In order to enforce discipline and ensure the safety of citizens, particularly children as they’re more vulnerable to dengue, a fine structure has again been introduced,” said commissioner G Prakash
The system will gather information such as mosquito density in an area and larvae count, and generate mosquito maps based on location, gender of the species and sub-species.
Mosquito menace in Lucknow While the entire administration is busy handling the corona scare, the mosquito menace is engulfing the state capital.
The world’s deadliest carriers of vector-borne diseases are becoming more difficult to eradicate as mosquito-caused epidemics continue to claim lives in India