Inert from Ghazipur Landfill in Delhi to Fill Low Areas and Curb Mosquito Breeding | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: East Delhi Municipal Corporation has started working on its annual action plan to combat mosquito-borne diseases.
Among the first steps, the company will fill low sites that are frequently waterlogged during the rainy season with inert materials from its Ghazipur landfill to prevent mosquito breeding. Inert material is a mud-like substance that is left at these landfills after separation.
“All stakeholders were asked to provide a list of sites in their respective jurisdiction that are low lying and likely to be waterlogged during and after the rainy season. EDMC will facilitate the monitoring of these low-lying sites to be filled with inert, thereby facilitating the reduction of mosquito breeding sites,” said EDMC Commissioner Vikas Anand.
In order to stop the mosquito breeding sources under its jurisdiction, EDMC launched a multi-pronged strategy as per the prepared action plan, which was done after the instructions of the Delhi High Court.
According to the officials, the departments concerned can enlist low areas and likely to be waterlogged during and after the rains. These will be communicated by email to the relevant Medical Officer of Health within EDMC.
In addition to this, the company has launched a campaign with a particular focus on discarded unusable items – both plastic and metal – at the household and institutional level which are potential breeding sites for the Aedes mosquito.
To facilitate the cleanup of these unusable items at the household and institutional level, EDMC has initiated a Waste Disposal Framework and identified an authorized agency that will remove these materials.
“These objects after the rains, in particular the vehicles seized in police custody, are also potential breeding sites”, adds the press release from the company.