Nanded District of Maharashtra has uniquely taken over the task of making the villages mosquito free with the help of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA. The implementation covers around 30 villages and has ensured the dwellers a peaceful sleep while the disease causing mosquitoes are kept at bay. The intervention focuses upon breaking down the life-cycle of mosquitoes at the egg-laying and larval stage.
The objective of this path-breaking initiative is to deploy measures to stop the stagnation of waters especially in open gutters. Instead of the traditional process of having a proper slope to the gutter to prevent the water from stagnation, the water going to gutters was stopped and treated with the help of this unique magic pits of Nanded pattern.
The construction of soak-pit initially required every family to dig a pit around 4ft x 4ft x 4ft followed by laying down of stone boulders at the bottom. In this particular initiative, a cement tank was used to collect water instead of traditional ‘Matka’. In this process, used water coming out after domestic use through pipes is initially collected in the cement tank of about 1 to 1 ½ ft diameter and 2 to 3 ft high. The stone boulders are again laid in the pit surrounding. Cement tank is covered by the lid followed by a polythene sheet that is spread over the magic pit. The whole setup is afterwards covered with soil and is concealed to the naked eye.
Such an initiative has paved way for neat and clean surrounding with dry gutters thus depriving mosquitoes and flies of their breeding ground. Diseases like Malaria, Chickengunya, Elephant-foot, and many other diseases are kept at bay by cutting down the scope of water stagnation. In order to help control the spread of Dengue, the villagers collectively observe ‘Dry day’ on Saturdays across entire district.
Mosquito Free 122 Villages
|Block||Village||No of Villages|
|Ardhapur||Delub, karwadi, Khadki, Shahapur, lahantanda||5|
|Bhokar||Jamdari Tanda, Pomnala tanda, Aamdariwadi, Bachoti, Borwadi, Dorli, Nandatanda, Shivnagar tanda,||8|
|Biloli||Jigla, Daryapur, Kerurtanda, Rampur, Thadisawli||5|
|Degloor||Dhangarwadi, karadkhedwadi, Mangyachiwadi, Savargaon, Pendpalli, Yedur, Kshrisamudra, Bembratanda||8|
|Hadgaon||Warula, Shivpuri, Chendkapur, Kavtha, Belgavhan, Fakirnaik tanda, Walkitanda, Brahmwadi, Aashtitanda, Gargoti, Pavanmari, Maradga, Kinhala, Tamsatanda, Kolgaon, Chabratanda, Shetewadi||18|
|Himayatnagar||Tembhurni, Sawna, Morgaon, Dabdhari, Sileda, Karanji, Andhegaon, Borgadi tanda, Potwadi||9|
|Kandhar||Chikhalbhosi, Mudyachiwadi, Kurula, Hassul, Emamwadi, Savargaon, Jakapur, Narpatwadi, Khudyachiwadi, Chudyachiwadi||10|
|Kinwat||Minki, Dongargaon, Mansingtanda, Kajipod, Shivramkheda||5|
|Loha||Karmala, Kamlaj, Nagarwadi, Sonmanjri, Mopalewadi, Pimpranwadi, Kapsi KH, Khamgaon, Khadakmanjri||9|
|Mahur||Lanji, Nayakwadi, Bhagwati, Maniramthad, Karalgaon, nakhegaon, Chikramwadi, Mahadapur, Shirur, Satvansingnaik tanda, Sohatanda, Pawal, Satsanda, Keruli||13|
|Mudkhed||Tirkaswadi, Borgaon sita, Borgaon nagri||3|
|Mukhed||Hibbat, Khandgaon PD, Pala, Honwadaj, Kolgaon, Chavhanwadi||6|
|Naigaon||Nilegavhan, Dhanaj, Charwadi, Talbeed, Sategaon, Aluwadgaon, Marwalitanda||7|
|Nanded||Warkhed, Dhoki, Bhalki, Hassapur June, Pasadgaon, Rahegaon, Wadvana, Bhangi, Bhanpur, Pimpalgaon N||10|
|Umri||Ramkhadak, Fulsingnagar, Jirona, Bothi||4|