North Block, where hard-nosed bureaucrats of the powerful Union home and finance ministries decide on critical issues, has become a breeding ground for blood-sucking mosquitoes. To make matters worse, the officials are least bothered about the fact that they are sitting on a ticking health bomb.
The most interesting part here is that Delhi being the most affected area of dengue and chikungunya seems to be really cool and careless of the actually reason behind this i.e. mosquitoes! There are not even 10 cases registered against anyone for mosquito breeding. But to a contrary note, the famous Bollywood stars who are totally unaware of their surroundings maybe, are getting bundles of notices from BMC!
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) slapped a notice on former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen after some mosquito breeding spots were found at her residence.
Sen is the second bollywood star after Shahid Kapoor to receive the BMC notice this year. Three mosquito breeding spots were found at her residence.
When the New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) inspectors walked into the building to check mosquito breeding, they faced resistance from the officials who prevented them from carrying out the checks. When they finally did manage to get access after a virtual showdown, the inspectors to their surprise found the premises to be ridden with mosquitoes.
Last year, the NDMC had issued over 125 notices to the President’s Estate after “heavy” mosquito-breeding was found at various places on its sprawling campus.
We hope the NDMC takes this matter in concern this year too, as the death toll due to mosquitoes is a frightening warning to them!