1,760 teams to sanitise 898 villages in district

1,760 teams to sanitise 898 villages in district

A fire brigade official sanitises a vehicle in Jalandhar on Friday.

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 3

In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Rural Development and Panchayat Department has intensified its ongoing drive to sanitise villages in the district.

District Development and Panchayat Officer Iqbal Preet Singh said the teams of the department were making rounds in 898 villages to spray disinfectant sodium hypochlorite. He said the teams were on their toes to ensure sanitization of villages. Singh said this was the need of hour to prevent the virus from spreading in the villages.

The District Development and Panchayat Officer said under the special campaign, all the 898 villages falling under the district have to be sanitised 10 times to check the spread of the disease. He said the program was started by the administration last week and aims at covering 2,16,897 households in these villages.

Singh said 2 lakh litres of sanitising chemical, which would be multiplied ten times by dissolving in water, would be sprayed in every village by 1,760 teams constituted by the department.

In the city, the fire department staff has been engaged in sanitising roads and public places, including post offices and other such buildings.

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