To prevent the spread of ‘Dengue’ in Kalinganagar and its nearby areas in Odisha's Jajpur district, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), the CSR arm of Tata Steel, has intensified fogging operations in villages located in and around industrial hub.
To prevent the spread of ‘Dengue’ in Kalinganagar and its nearby areas in Odisha’s Jajpur district, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), the CSR arm of Tata Steel, has intensified fogging operations in villages located in and around industrial hub.
While fogging has been undertaken in villages adjacent to Tata Steel plant in Kalinganagar like Dholpathar and Baragadia, it is being expanded to other nearby villages.
Fogging operations are being carried out during the evening to make it effective, a company release said.
To boost awareness on precautions against dengue, Tata Steel has put out communication messages through hoarding boards on Dengue awareness in prominent locations like Duburi, Danagadi, Jajpur Road, Panikoili and Chadeidhara.
Apart from display of banners on Dengue awareness in the plant site and periphery villages, the company is also distributing leaflets elaborating ‘Preventive Measures’ in Odia and Hindi among local people and employees.
Tata Steel has also pro-actively initiated several measures to prevent occurrence of Dengue in Kalinganagar.
As a part of this initiative, the Occupational Health Services Department of Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant, in collaboration with the ‘Public Health’ team of JUSCO, has taken up several measures, it said.
Apart from housekeeping, larvicidal activity has been taken up in the plant premises and labour colonies. Post identifying the possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being carried out regularly at the plant site to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva, it said.
The anti-larval squad has been engaged for this activity throughout the plant area and the worker colonies. To boost awareness on precaution against dengue, various IEC activities have been started for the workers and Employees.
A Dengue Action Team has been formed and a Control Room set up for monitoring Vector Control Activities. While thermal fogging operations are going on in plant area, Cold Fogging has been taken up for indoor areas like offices.
Entire plant has been divided into 15 zones for better monitoring of various activities on dengue prevention on a day-to-day basis, the release added.