If you have spot stagnant water in your surroundings, then make sure that you get rid of it immediately. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay a fine anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 500 to the Nagpur Municipal Corporation
A bylaw has been out by the NMC's malaria and filaria department to control larva breeding which penalizes repeated offenders.
The bylaw which has been proposed by the NMC will be presented in the next general body meeting.
According to the bylaw, if repeated breeding is found in domestic premises, NMC will impose a fine of Rs 100 and Rs 500 per container on commercial, official and educational premises. The bylaw also proposed that even if the offender fails to restrain breeding grounds or repeats it another Rs 20 will be imposed per day.
First, the domestic breeding checkers will issue the residential premises where breeding is found for the first time. In the case of violation of the notice in the second time, a fine of Rs 100 will be imposed on domestic premises for each container.
A senior health officer from the department has been appointed to look after it.
Currently there is no law where the Domestic Breeding Checkers (DBCs) can apply any fine, however, they can only issue notice and warn the offenders.
"The checkers cannot enter into residential or commercial places forcibly so it is also the duty of people to ensure that there is no breeding in their respective premises. So we have decided to enforce these measures," TOI quoted an officer.
"People need to follow certain instructions and ensure that there is no stagnation of water. Domestic breeding checkers can only sensitize them and clean during their visit. But if common people don't follow the instructions, breeding cannot be checked. People need to coordinate with the civic authorities. As per the proposal in the bylaws, a provision of filing an FIR will be initiated for a third-time violator under section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of Indian Penal Code," the official added.