In order to contain the spread of dengue, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi today announced the formation of a “quick reaction team” and the holding of cross-sectoral meetings with key stakeholders.
Over 525 total dengue cases have been documented this year up till September 21, according to a report made public by the MCD on Monday.
“To control the dengue problem, the MCD is constantly working. Inter-sectoral meetings are being held with various stakeholders, and a quick reaction team has been established under the municipal commissioner. “Civic organization released a statement.
Dengue has been diagnosed in nearly 130 persons in the past few days.
The spurt in dengue cases comes in the wake of heavy rains in the capital over the past few days. The report said 281 cases had been reported this month until September 21.
The MCD has issued 91,462 legal notices and 33,226 prosecutions after mosquito breeding was found at inspected sites. The statement said that the civic body has also levied administrative charges of about ₹ 30,68,000 on owners of 12,659 houses and buildings.
MCD Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti has written letters to stakeholders like CPWD, PWD, DDA, universities, Delhi Police, Delhi Jal Board, state and central government offices, etc. and asked them to adopt various means to check mosquito breeding on their premises, it said.
According to the statement, 26 meetings have been organized at the zonal level to improve stakeholder communication.
Throughout the current holiday season, the MCD is running special awareness programs. Additionally, according to the statement, Ramleela grounds and Durga Puja pandals are being fogged to stop mosquito breeding there.
It added that the MCD has also urged Durga Puja pandals and Ramlila committees to keep their areas clean and free of water stagnation.
According to the municipal organization, fogging has been done at close to 12,000 locations.
The MCD and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) inked an MoU on Wednesday to maximize the solar power in its jurisdiction. This is a separate development.
“Delhi’s daily daytime peak demand curve roughly resembles the solar system’s generation curve, thus aiding in lowering peak demands. Additionally, since most of the energy used by rooftop solar systems is used at or close to the place of generation, transmission and distribution losses are kept to a minimum.
Another statement made by the company said, “Self-consumption of rooftop solar energy also minimizes the need for, and the problem of, supplying new distribution equipment, such as transformers, in crowded neighborhoods.”