Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
28-August-2012 16:22 IST
Vector-Borne Diseases
Government of India closely monitors the cases and deaths due to outbreak of different vector-borne diseases viz. Japanese Encephalitis (JE)/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya in different parts of India.

In 2011-12, the proportion of funds devoted to prevention and control of vector-borne diseases out of total expenditure on disease prevention & control programs was about 53%.

The mandate for providing safe drinking water lies with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in collaboration with their counterparts in State Governments. Activities for provision of safe drinking water include disinfection of sources, replacement of public shallow hand pumps with India Mark II hand pumps, raising the height of the platform of the hand pumps, energizing bore wells, provision of mini-water supply schemes, solid and liquid waste management, maintenance/providing soak pits to drain off excess water and awareness generation in community.

The above information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.