LAHORE – The Agriculture Department is playing important role for dengue control campaign and its entomologists are trying their best to control and eradicate dengue, said  Iqbal Muhammad Chowhan, the Special Secretary Agriculture while chairing seminar regarding “Anti Dengue Day” at Agriculture House on Sunday.

Additional Secretary (Planning) Ahmad Ali Zafrar, Director General Agriculture (Ext. & AR) Dr. Anjum Ali and other officials were present in the seminar.

On this occasion Entomologists of Agriculture Department Dr. Muhammad Aslam briefed about dengue virus, growth, control, different stages of dengue larvae and its eradication by adopting mechanical, biological and chemical measures. He also briefed that carrier of dengue virus mosquito can grow on a temperature between 24 and 33 degree centigrade.

He further said that officials of Health Department, Local Government, PHA, Education Department and other Government bodies are playing important role to control dengue.

An awareness walk was also organized by Agriculture Department from Thokar Niaz Baig to Judicial Colony and awareness literature was distributed among the people during the walk.