To prevent dengue, fish dealers in Bhubaneswar were instructed to remove empty containers.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) alarmed by the rise of dengue cases in the city . The containers end up with stagnant water, which causes mosquito larvae to breed .

BHUBANESWAR (BMC): The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), alarmed by the rise of dengue cases in the city, warned fish vendors in Unit-IV market on Friday that if they did not dispose of decommissioned containers stored outside and on the roof, the municipality would take steps against them.The containers, which are usually made of thermocol and some of plastic, end up with stagnant water, which causes mosquito larvae to breed.On the roof of the supermarket, Priyabrata Padhi, BMCs zonal deputy commissioner (south-east zone), said there are a lot of empty thermocol containers.The containers are also found abandoned on the market.

Fish shops also never rinse the sea.We've told them to remove all thermocol containers from the roof and keep them inside.Aside from that, they have been warned to clean the periphery areas where stagnant water accumulates in monsoons, he said.Dengue cases in Unit-I, II, III, and IV have recently swelled in the United States.