Delhi govt allocates Rs 25 crore to civic bodies for dengue, chikungunya

New Delhi : The Delhi government on Wednesday told that in order to tackle the menace of dengue and chikungunya it has released nearly Rs 25 crore to all three municipal corporations of the city.

According to the government, it has allocated Rs 11.50 crore and Rs 8.38 crore to North and South Delhi Municipal Corporations respectively to deal with dengue, chikungunya and malaria in the first quarter of the current financial year.

An amount of Rs 4.65 crore has been allocated to East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for the same purpose, a senior government official said.

As per the the latest municipal corporation report released on June 5, at least 61 cases of dengue and 131 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital till June 3.

On Tuesday, SDMC said that dengue breeding checkers (DBCs) would be provided uniforms and identity cards so that they perform their duties without any hindrance.