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Weekly Dry Day, Chickballapur district, Karnataka
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Subject Area="Community participation." Objective="To disconnect the cycle of breeding mosquitoes in the community / pocket of a village"
Details for Reform Option "Weekly Dry Day, Chickballapur district, Karnataka"

Background: The main aim of the scheme was to create the knowledge of not breeding the mosquitoes in the community, thereby reduce the morbidity conditions due to the mosquitoes of the locality. Action: The Government of Karnataka, in cooperation with the resident of a village, tried out a new concept of breaking the life cycle of mosquitoes breeding in their environment by cleaning all the containers in every house hold of the community. It devised a method that all the vessels or water containers in every house of the hamlet / village is to be emptied on forenoon of every Saturday. Then, they were to be put under Sun for drying, except the vessels kept water for drinking. There would be no water supply on Saturday morning from the local government. This prevents the life cycle (7 days) of mosquitoes. Hence, the breeding of mosquitoes become less. Responsibility: VHSC member, waterman, Health Worker Both male and female. Water man should supply water on the evening of Saturday, without fail. Health worker to propagate the purpose / advantages of the doing this to the community and get them involved to do so. Publicity / IEC: VHSC president should ensure to pass on the message to all residents by way beating of drum or any other manner. Results: The HI, CI and BI have been considerable reduced from 24, 9 and 29 to 12,5 and 13 Respectively. The comparative figures are recorded on 16.10.2014. and 16.01.2014. HI refers to House Index i.e., percentage of no. of houses having larva positive to all houses. CI: Percentage of containers (within the premises) having larva positive to all containers within the premises of all households. BI: No of containers (within and outside premises) for larva positive per 100 houses.

Cost All work are to be carried out by the existing system, there is no much cost involved. A nominal amount may be incurred for the inaugural. At that time some nominal cost for advertising incurred, which may be met from the VHSC.
Place Kattnakallu Village under Gaffreddyhall PHC in Chickballapur.
Time Frame Within two months with the cooperation of the community.

By practicing this, the breeding of mosquitoes will be reduced: thereby the residents of the village will be free from the vector borne diseases.


Few of the residents may not cooperate because on that day water will not be supplied by the local government.


IEC activities have to be taken to publicise the activity. Residents should be made well aware every Friday that there will be no water supply on the succedding day i.e. Saturday and make the resident to ensure that they should store sufficient water till the water is supplied. The cooperation from Health department, local government and political parties are solicited. It should be ensured that water is supplied during the evening of Saturday without fail on any cost.

Who needs to be consulted

The District Health Officer, District Malaria Officer, Zonal Entomologist Chikballapur district Karnataka.



Sustainable. The public should be motivated during the initial period.

Chances of Replication

Can be replicated.




Contact Dr. K Babu Reddy, District Malaria Office Phone No. 08156275079 Shri Vinod Kumar, Epidemiologist No. 09972934566.

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Field Survey Unit Central Bureau of Health Intelligence Regional Office for Health & Family Welfare Banglore

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