The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has procured a drone to search and kill mosquito larvae for preventing spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria, a top official said on Thursday. The drone, christened Vinash, can fly up to a height of 20-storey building and is fitted with a Global Positioning System.
A container is attached to the drone for storing the pesticides. It also has a hooter that will become operational when the drone sprays the pesticides.
Several people have died and a large number got afflicted with mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and chikungunya in the city this year.