Thursday, March 2, 2017

Resident Meet on Vector Control

Resident meet at NKDA on 1 March 2017

At NKDA, there was a residents' meet yesterday morning where we invited all block welfare associations / resident welfare associations. We informed them of our forthcoming events such as Women's Marathon on Saturday 11th March, Basantautsav at Rabindra Tirtha on Sunday 12th March and also about a forthcoming demographic survey. We sought their participation and assistance.

We also appealed to them not to encourage cable TV connections from such operators who string their cables illegally on street-light poles instead of through underground ducts laid by NTTIDCO, a subsidiary of HIDCO that has been consistently and over the years laying underground ducts for optical fibre cables for cable TV and internet. We informed them that we are also in discussion with the Bidhannagar Police Commissionaire to ensure that decisions to clear New Town of visual / over-head cable pollution are observed by all concerned.

Most importantly, we launched advance mosquito control programme in co-operation with the residents so that the ensuing summer / monsoon season would be free of vector-borne diseases like dengue etc. We informed that NKDA would soon appoint an honorary entomologist to guide its battle against mosquitos. A booklet was distributed for awareness. Residents' Associations were also requested to sensitise residents on preventive measures and take care of drains, water tanks and rooftops. Construction sites where water accumulates would be given special care to see that agencies take precautions.
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Bartaman dt 2 March 2017

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