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Mosquito breeding: sale of cut fruits to be banned

The opposition Congress on Monday came down heavily on the BJP- led South Corporation for its inability to check mosquito breeding in the city. HT reports.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2012 11:27 PM IST

The opposition Congress on Monday came down heavily on the BJP- led South Corporation for its inability to check mosquito breeding in the city.

Citing the rising cases of dengue and malaria, it has asked for an increase of preventive measure such as spraying of anti-larvae medicines, setting up of awareness camps and distribution of pamphlets etc.

The South Corporation also decided to crack down on shops selling cut fruits and fruit juice in the open apart from acting against other agencies digging roads without permission from the civic body in South Delhi.

"As a formality, the ban on sale of cut fruits and sugar cane juice was imposed for six months with effect from April 1. But this ban remains on paper only. Sugar cane juice machines can be seen in every market and locality with the connivance of health inspectors. Raids to remove hawkers selling cut fruits are carried out, but they reappear the next day," said leader of opposition Farhad Suri.

South Corporation mayor Savita Gupta assured the House that strict action would be taken against the violators.

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