Unused flats in CRPF Colony breeding place for mosquitoes

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014 15:07 IST

The residents of CRPF Colony claim they are living in severe unhygienic conditions these days. They say during monsoon water accumulates in wild grass growing outside some flats in the colony that have remained locked for many years and have become fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Recently, a team of Ludhiana health department had found some cases of larvae of dengue mosquitoes in the same colony. Despite several complaints, residents say, they have not been provided a solution to the problem by the authorities concerned. Several cases of dengue fever were also reported in the colony last year, they say.

Ramesh Srivastav, one of the residents, said, “We have been demanding to take action against these flat owners for long but to no avail. Notice should be served to these owners to ensure cleanliness. It’s been over three years since the flat nearby mine has been lying locked. The wild grass and accumulated water during rains pose a threat for life.”

Councillor, Ward Number 60, Jaswinder Bholla, said, “We could not conduct cleanliness drive inside flats, as we have no authority to do so, but will make efforts to find out some solution to the problem.”

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