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Siliguri Municipal Corp has new weapon to fight dengue; a schoolkid's drone

"Drone can help gather aerial footage to keep a check on areas that might be possible breeding spots,"the student added

ANI  |  Siliguri (West Bengal) 

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Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

West Bengal's Municipal Corporation (SMC) has introduced the use of drones to check the mosquito-infested areas of the city.

The drone, made by a school student, can take pictures of stagnant water on a terrace of high rise buildings.

"We are conducting a trial run for a month. We will see how fruitful it is...After this many states are asking me about the project over plan," Asoke Bhattacharjee, of Municipal Corporation.

Rajiv Ghosh, the student, who invented the drone, said "Last year, there was a major problem in It is very difficult to inspect the presence of stagnant water or larvae in high rise buildings".

"can help gather aerial footage to keep a check on areas that might be possible breeding spots," student added.

According to report of 2017 around 1,287 people have been infected with dengue and four lost their lives.

Many had also been admitted in Siliguri's district hospital and and Hospital (NBMCH) with dengue symptoms.

First Published: Mon, February 26 2018. 10:57 IST
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