To fight dengue and chikungunya Delhi govt releases Rs 109 cr to MCDs

  • | Thursday | 18th July, 2019

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has released Rs 109 crore to all three municipal corporations here for dealing with vector borne diseases, such as dengue and chikungunya, in the ongoing monsoon season. Kejriwal directed the department to tell the BJP-led three municipal corporations –south, north and east –that there should be no excuse in dealing with dengue and chikungunya. In the past, the AAP government and the BJP-led municipal corporations have been at loggerheads on a range of issues, including strike of sanitation workers due to lack of funds. Apart from this, under the education head, the government has released around Rs 46.75 crore to East, North and South MCDs. North Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) have got Rs 12.5 crore and Rs 22.5 crore respectively while the SDMC has been given Rs 11.75 crore under same head.

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