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Mohali DC directs civic body to start dogs’ sterilisation

The district administration has finally woken up to the stray dog menace as SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra held a meeting at district administrative complex on Saturday and directed the municipal corporation (MC) to take concrete steps to check the same.

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:32 IST
HT Correspondent
Mohali DC
Stray dogs have become an alarming menace.(HT File Photo)

The district administration has finally woken up to the stray dog menace as SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra held a meeting at district administrative complex on Saturday and directed the municipal corporation (MC) to take concrete steps to check the same.

Sapra directed the municipal corporation and animal husbandry department to initiate dog sterilisation campaign. She even urged the residents to ensure registration of their pet dogs and also appealed to the public to cooperate to control the problem of stray dogs.

‘SANITATION, FOGGING DRIVES NEED TO BE A REGULAR AFFAIR’

The DC directed the joint commissioner, municipal corporation SAS Nagar, Avneet Kaur, to initiate special sanitation drive in view of the coming summer and also directed to form the special sanitation teams for slum areas. “Fogging to prevent mosquitoes and flies should be done,” she said.

She also directed that all SDMs must initiate fogging process and for initiating sanitation drives in their jurisdiction. Sapra said that water tanks being used as storage for supply of drinking water should be checked for leakage and any leakage from these tanks and from distribution pipelines should be rectified at the earliest, so that breeding of mosquitoes and flies due to water stagnation could be prevented.

The executive engineer, water supply and sanitation (rural), Sukhminder Singh Pandher, said that work for construction of toilets in rural areas under Swacch Bharat Mission has been completed, but still there are some people who practice open defecation.

As such, awareness is required to be generated and village panchayats and reputed persons of the village could play a vital role for generating awareness.

Sapra also directed the officers of health department to generate awareness at grass-roots level on prevention of dengue, malaria and swine flu. She also directed to organise village-level camps to generate awareness regarding these.

During the meeting, she directed the executive officers of municipal corporation to install awareness hoardings and boards at prominent places depicting relevant information for prevention of these diseases.