Bengaluru: Ponds are being stocked with larvae-eating fish.

The figure is much higher than the comparable period last year . The government is treating the situation with war-footing and has already started raising money among people through various initiatives .

Dr. Kaulgud said the government is treating the situation with war-footing and has already started raising money among people through various initiatives.With the help of a special fish guppy and gambusia, it is taking measures to control the larvae population.TimesViewRain may have been a welcome change from the sweltering heat, but it has contributed to the city's dengue burden.The figure is much higher than the comparable period last year, which is especially worrying.

To eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, the authorities must implement vectorcontrol schemes such as fogging.Even early detection and greater awareness would help limit the spread.Citizens should do their part by using mosquito nets and blocking water from stagnating.With the threat of the Covid epidemic persisting, the state will be unable to afford another health crisis.We have procured these fish from the fisheries department and released them in ponds and waterbodies that cannot be emptied.

He also encouraged people to have a clean day every month, where they empty all containers with water.In secluded areas of the state, the department has distributed insecticidetreated mosquito nets, which are provided by the central government, according to him.