Bye-Laws For Control of Malaria and Other Mosquito Borne Diseases
Published vide Notification No. G.O. Ms. No. 666, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (N.2) (M.A), dated 27.11.1999
Last Updated 27th August, 2019 [ap448]
(a) have, keep, or maintain within such area any collection of standing or flowing water in which mosquitoes breed or are likely to breed, or
(b) Cause, permit, or suffer any water within such area to form a collection in which mosquitoes breed or are likely to breed, unless such collection has been so treated as effectively to prevent such breeding.
(ii) The natural presence of mosquito larvas, in any standing or flowing water shall be evidence that mosquitoes are breeding in such water.3. Treatment of Mosquito breeding Places. - The Chief Medical Officer of Health or the Health Officer of Biologist under orders of the Commissioner may be noticed in writing, require the owner or the occupier of any place containing any collection of standing or flowing water in which mosquitoes breed or likely to breed, within such time as may be specified in the notice, not being less than 24 hours, to take such measures with respect to the same, or to treat the same by such physical, chemical or biological method, being measures or a method, as the Health Officer may consider suitable in the circumstances. (2) If a notice under sub-section (1) is served on the occupier he shall in the absence of a contract expressed or replied to the contrary, be entitled to recover from the owner the reasonable expenses incurred by him in taking the measures or adopting the method of treatment, specified in the notice and may deduct the amount of such expenses from the rent which is then or which may thereafter due from the owner. 4. Health Officer Power is case of default. - If the person on whom a notice is served under provision 3 fails or refuses to take the measures, or adopt the method of treatment, specified in the notice within the time specified therein, the Chief Medical Officer of Health or Health Officer or Biologist may himself take such measures or adopt such treatment, specified in the notice within the time specified therein, and recover the cost of doing so from the owner or occupier of the property, as the case may be, in the same manner as if it were a property tax. 5. Protection of Anti-mosquito Works. Where, with the object of preventing breeding of mosquitoes in any land or building, the Government of any local authority or the occupier at the instance of the Government or Local Authority (have constituted any works) in such land or building, the owner for the time being as well as the occupier for time of such land or building shall prevent its being used in any manner which causes, works, or which impairs, or is likely to impair the inefficiency. 6. Prohibition of Interference with such works. - (1) No person shall without the consent of the Health Officer interfere with, injure, destroy, or render useless any work executed or any material or thing placed in under or upon any land or building, by or the orders of the Health Officer With the object of preventing the breeding of mosquitoes therein. (2) Sanction in respect of household cans and other containers. If the provisions of sub-section (1) are contravened by any person, the above Officers under orders of the Commissioner may re-execute the work or replace the materials or things, as the case may be and the cost of doing so shall be recovered from such person in the same manner as if it were a property tax. 7. Sanction in respect of household and other containers. - The owner or occupier of any house, building, or shed or land shall not herein keep any bottle, vessel, can or any other container, broken or unbroken, in the manner that it is likely to collect and retain water which may breed mosquitoes. 8. All borrow pits required to be dug in the course of construction and repair of roads, railways, embankments, etc., shall be so cut as to ensure that water does not remain stagnant in them. Where possible and practicable the borrow pits shall be left clean, free from deadment and sharp edged and extra expenditure not exceeding 1 per cent of the cost of the earth work in any project may be incurred to achieve this. The bed level of borrow pits drain off by drainage channels connecting one pit with the other till the nearest natural drainage nallah is met with. No person shall create any isolated borrow pit which is likely to cause accumulation of water which may breed mosquitoes. 9. In case of any dispute or difference of opinion in the execution of any anti-mosquito scheme or in its operation or any work under these provisions in which the jurisdiction of the Government of India or Government of any other State is involved the matter shall be referred to the Government of India for final say in the matter. 10. Powers of Health Staff to enter and inspect the premises. - For the purpose of enforcing the provisions as permitted by the Commissioner the Chief Medical Officer of Health or Health Officer, or Biologist or any of his subordinate not below the rank of Health or Sanitary inspector may at all reasonable times, after giving such notice in writing as may appear to him reasonable enter and inspect any land or building within his jurisdiction and the occupier or the owner as the case may be of such land or building, shall give all facilities necessary for such entry and inspection, and supply all such information as may be required of him for the purpose aforesaid.