BMC Releases Gambusia Fish in Major Drains Across BBSR to Tackle Mosquito Menace

Bhubaneswar: In a proactive effort to address the growing concern of Dengue and Malaria during mosquito breeding season, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken a decisive step by releasing western Gambusia fish into four drains within its jurisdiction.

Following the identification of 175 potential mosquito breeding spots by Filaria inspectors, BMC has embarked on a preventive strategy by introducing Gambusia fishes, known for their voracious appetite for mosquito larvae, into drains and canals.

The first phase of this initiative involved releasing these fish in various locations, including a drain behind the old BMC office in Ward No-55, Drain No-10 behind Maharshi College in Saheed Nagar, a drain near Mancheswar police station, and another in Nandan Vihar of Patia.

The corporation intends to expand the release of Gambusia fish to additional drains and canals in the upcoming days.

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