Chandigarh Fisheries Initiative to Fight Malaria, Dengue

Chandigarh, 20th July, 2016:          The Fisheries Department of Chandigarh is working jointly with Health Department to control and fight against mosquito borne diseases like malaria, dengue which have become a common name in every household.  Particularly in ongoing rainy season mosquitoes breed very rapidly causing the spread of malaria & dengue.

The health department has identified stagnant water points in various locations of the city where the officials of both departments are releasing Gambusia fish, commonly known as anti larve fish as it eats larve of mosquito and prevent its further breeding. So far this anti larve fish has been released in Rock garden, Baghiya Nursery, Divine Nursery, Ram Nursery, Durga Nursery, all in Sector-26 Chandigarh. Other points include Bougain villa Garden, Sector: 10, Laisure Valley, Rose Garden, Sector: 16 and Shant Kunj Sector: 16 Chandigarh.

The Chandigarh Administration does not want to leave any stone unturned and putting all efforts to prevent the spread of any mosquito borne diseases to lower down the number of people affected by these diseases.

In the Northern region, Govt. Fish Seed Farm, Chandigarh only breeds the rare fishes and supplies to several agencies, free of cost  for stocking in stagnant water bodies to prevent mosquito breeding.

The Gambusia fish is being produced at Govt Fish Seed Farm, Sector -6, located at the regulator end of Sukhna lake Chandigarh. The Fisheries department breed this fish in March and then use up to December