While the foul smell has overshadowed rescue operations at Malin village since the dead-bodies under the debris are decomposing within the debris,
A Pune-based group of volunteers is busy in maintaining cleanliness at the Malin village to prevent spread of any communicable disease.
It is generally seen that the calamity of the magnitude of Latur Killari earthquake results in prolonged rescue and relief work. It results in spreading of communicable diseases since the dead bodies start decomposing under the debris and it is difficult to control it. To tackle this situation, a team of volunteers of Nirankari Sewadal of Sant Nirankari Mandal from Pune have reached the Malin village soon after the tragedy and have started the cleanliness drive there.
Baba Hardevsingji Maharaj soon after news reports of this tragedy instructed the Pune unit of Sant Nirankari Mandal to send its team for helping the administration. The team of 20 volunteers left for Malin under the leadership of Zonal in-charge of Sant Nirankari Mandal Tarachand Karamchandan, Sewada directors Pandurang Dalvi and Sachin Jadhav reached Malin and after district collector Saurabh Rao's permission they have started cleanliness drive so that Malin areas are maintained clean. The initial crowd had littered drinking water bottles and other waste material which has ben collected and kept at a nearby school for disposal. Collector Rao also has lauded the efforts by Sewadal volunteers for maintaining cleanliness.