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Chennai Takes Action to Prevent Dengue Mosquito Breeding in Vacant Lands

In an effort to curb the breeding of dengue mosquitoes, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) is reaching out to various government departments, including the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB), Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewage Board (CMWSSB), and Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL), urging them to clear debris and garbage from their vacant lands.

This initiative comes after the Corporation Commissioner’s inspection of a housing board site in Pattinapakkam revealed the need for action. The accumulation of rainwater in these dumping sites has created an ideal breeding environment for dengue mosquitoes, prompting the GCC to also consider imposing penalties of up to ₹4,000 per tonne on residents found discarding waste in the open.

Additionally, the GCC is actively working on waste management solutions, including micro-composting units (MCCs) and bio-CNG processes, while emphasizing the importance of proper source segregation to address the issue effectively.