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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) premises breeding ground for mosquitoes

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 9:00am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

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Pune: Considering the arrival of monsoon in the city, the health department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will be sending notices to establishment owners, who are not keeping their premises clean and providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes, but the civic administration itself is not practising what they preach. 

The main building of Pune Municipal Corporation itself has became a breeding ground for mosquitoes as unused plastic drums, buckets are lying inside the duct of a main building which are not only gathering dust but also waste and stagnant water. 
Member of youth congress, Rushikesh Balgude has given a letter to the store department head demanding removal of these buckets. Rushikesh said, “ Monsoon is nearing and such dirty vessels or buckets can be breeding ground for mosquitoes. On Tuesday, when I visited the main building of PMC I noticed that these unused drums and buckets are lying unused in the duct of the main building. If they would have been kept well with some cover on them, there would not have been any problem. However, these buckets and drums are not covered and they are just lying there. A lot of dirt is piling on these drums and some people throw left overs in these buckets.”
“The municipal corporation must impose a fine against people who are not keeping their households or business areas clean and providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes. However, all 
the officials who come to the main building nearly every day either have not noticed these drums and buckets 
or they are simply turning blind eye to these drums,” Balgude said. 
Rising another point regarding unused drums and buckets, Balgude said, “ these buckets and drums are still unused and still civic administration want to purchase new buckets and drums which is waste of public money. They have recently floated a tender which is in lakhs. Instead of purchasing new buckets and drums, why can not civic body use these unused buckets.”
When Shrinivas Kandul, head of the store department of PMC was contacted regarding the issue, he said, “I have asked the staff of solid waste management to remove all the buckets immediately. Once the buckets and drums are removed, the whole area will be cleaned.”

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