BMC sends notice to Bollywood celebs for rise in Dengue

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| Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 20:07
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BMC sends notice to Bollywood celebs

MUMBAI: Bollywood actors, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Jitendra and singer Amit Ganguly, have been issued notice by BMC under section 381B of Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act, 1888, for their negligence which has lead to mosquito breeding around their residences. 
 
Mumbai is witnessing a continous rise in Dengue cases with 2496 undergoing treatment for Dengue and Dengue related infections since September 1.
 
It is sad that the people who should have been at the forefront of the cleanliness drive are showing such negligence. 
 
Whereas, the other side of the story claims that it is a cheap publicity stunt by the BMC which should work more towards the cleanliness of the outer roads and places. 
 
Some of the statistics, as collected by our NewsX team, show that out of the 1953 mosquito breeding sites that were found in the month of September, 1773 are in non-slum areas.
 
The majority of the places are in the posh areas like Malabar Hill and Juhu area, which has high-rise buildings and bungalows which are primarily owned by Bollywood stars.
 
Speaking on the same, Consumer Rights Activist, Mr. Bejon Mishra commented, “In order to check Dengue, BMC has to ensure that they have a clean environment and so the municipality should be charged. Sending notices to celebrities doesn’t solve the purpose.”
 

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