Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Feb.26 (ANI): The West Bengal's Municipal Corporation">Siliguri 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 dengue plan," Asoke Bhattacharjee, Mayor of Municipal Corporation">Siliguri Municipal Corporation.
Rajiv Ghosh, the student, who invented the drone, said "Last year, there was a major dengue problem in Siliguri. It is very difficult to inspect the presence of stagnant water or dengue larvae in high rise buildings".
"Drone can help gather aerial footage to keep a check on areas that might be possible breeding spots," student added.