October 20, 2020 23:32 AM
Gambusia fish are released in the reservoir to curb mosquito breeding
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New Delhi, October 20 (PTI) Approximately 600 Gambusia fish were released Tuesday in a reservoir at the PUSA Institute to curb mosquito breeding.
The mayor of North Delhi, Jai Prakash, released the larvivorous fish in a pond to biologically control mosquito breeding.
He said Gambusia is a larvivorous fish that hatches in fresh water and feeds on mosquito larvae and therefore controls mosquito breeding very efficiently.
This is part of the NDMC’s mosquito control efforts to curb cases of dengue, malaria and chikungunya, the mayor said.
He said that public collaboration is a must on this action as the mosquito responsible for these vector-borne diseases usually breeds in or around homes.
Malaria Committee Chairman Urmila Chaudhary said North Corporation authorities checked 1,02,87,282 homes and sprayed anti-mosquito insecticides in 4,53,849 locations.
Mosquito larvae were found in 51,517 homes, 36,338 were notified, and challans were also issued. PTI KND RDM RDM
Disclaimer: – This story was not edited by Outlook staff and is automatically generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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