NOIDA: Many pits filled with water and some drains have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes in several sectors like 8, 11, 12, 74, 76 and 77 after the recent rain, the residents have said.
They have demanded that water should be drained through suction pumps and their localities be immediately fogged to prevent spreading of diseases like dengue and malaria.

“It has been over a week since the last spell of rain on Thursday. Yet the water that is accumulated in front of Civitech Sampriti society in Sector 77 has not been drained. The area is fast becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” said a resident of the society.

Similar complaints have come from sectors 11, 12, 8 and from Harola, Barola and Sarfabad villages. The residents have also complained of sewer water being accumulated in front of Grand Ajnara society in Sector 74.

“We request the Noida Authority, district administration and the CMO to take immediate steps to prevent an outbreak of diseases. It is essential that the health department starts spraying the anti-larvae spray to avoid spreading of the dengue and malaria,” said Brig Ashok Hak (retd), a resident of Sector 28, neighbouring the Brahmaputra market drain.

According to Hak, while anti-larvae spray programmes issued for August have not yet been implemented till Saturday, he demanded a swift identification of areas where rainwater remains collected and immediately sanitize these water pits. Noida Authority, which has just completed its fogging schedule in the city for July 15 to 31, is yet to start its August schedule. Additional CEO R K Mishra has assured improved condition in coming days. Meanwhile, district magistrate B N Singh has also issued an advisory as well as a directive on exhaustive fogging in sectors.

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