Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: In the wake of outbreak of dengue fever disease and to avoid spread of other diseases in Karimnagar town, the district administration has decided to remove all the pigs from the town to other secluded places on the outskirts.

Collector Sandeep Kumar Sultania, who made surprise inspections of sanitation drive in Kashmirgadda, Kisannagar and Osmanpura localities of the town on Thursday, instructed the authorities to remove pigs from the town to the outskirts and avoid the spread of diseases caused by the pigs and mosquitoes. He directed the municipal authorities to remove all the pigs by launching special drive in the town and keep them at a safer place about 40 kilometres from the town.

He also informed the authorities to take up anti-larval operations in all drains everyday and spraying of fogging in the town. He also warned the authorities of serious action if they were negligent in the sanitation works.

On the other hand, the voluntary organisations have launched a massive campaign in the town appealing people to observe dry day on Friday by removing all the stored waters in the houses. The administration involved around 19 NGOs of the town and allotted various divisions for educating the people on the importance of observing dry day to kill the mosquito larvae.