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Corporation collects ₹17.41 lakh in fines from unhygienic premises

The Salem Corporation, as part of its dengue prevention efforts, has collected fines to the tune of ₹17.41 lakh for lack of hygiene on residential and commercial premises here.

A release from the Corporation said that it collected the fines from 372 businesses and 8,015 house owners for lack hygiene on their premises.

According to officials, the fines were collected during dengue prevention drives conducted between September 9 and October 23 across its four zones, Hasthamapatti, Ammapet, Kondalampatti and Sooramangalam.

The officials said that nearly 2,000 conservancy workers, 60 malaria workers, 60 sanitary supervisors and 750 mosquito larvae removers had been deployed to prevent spread of dengue in the Corporation limits.

The release said that during the drives, the civic body noticed lack of hygiene on the premises of automobile showrooms, workshops, tyre shops, petrol bunks, lorry sheds and a few others. The officials advised businesses to keep their work places clean and warned of stern action against violators.

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