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May 29, 2020
3:00PM

20 districts of Rajasthan affected by locust attacks; State administration engage in control activities

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In Rajasthan, as many as 20 districts are affected by locust attacks.  AIR correspondent reports that about 90 thousand hectares area has been affected due to locust attacks so far.

The movement of the locust is not confined to Rajasthan this time. It has reached in some districts of the neighbouring states Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh too.

Capital Jaipur has also witnessed a locust attack after a long time. The locusts have so far affected about 90 thousand hectares area.

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Om Prakash told AIR that locust warning organization and local administration are engaged in locust control activities.

And these activities have been carried out in about 70 thousand hectare area so far.

The use of drones has also been started for this work first time.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has said that the impact of locust attack this time may be just double than last year.


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