Municipal authorities conducted door-to-door campaign in several parts of Pudukottai town on Friday for ascertaining the level of mosquito menace and destroy mosquito larvae breeding in stagnant water in waste plastics and coconut shells.

They visited Usilamkulam and Gandhi Nagar areas and sensitised residents on preventive measures and the need to destroy larva at source.

The municipal authorities sprayed chemicals on water stored by residents in containers to check the growth of larva. Erratic supply of drinking water has forced residents to store water for days.

Led by S.A.S. Sait, Municipal Chairman (in-charge), they advised people to join the fight against dengue . The chairman inspected the fogging operations taken up in the areas.

Epidemic

J. Subramanian, Municipal Commissioner (in-charge), said the survey was conducted as part of the ‘cleanliness week’ programme launched in the town to prevent the outbreak of the epidemic during monsoon.