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Jul 05, 2020
8:47PM

Govt conducts locust control ops across nine States; no significant crop loss reported

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Government today said that the locust control operations have been done in around 2.5 lakh hectares area in nine States from 11th April this year. These states are Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Bihar. Agriculture Ministry said, no Significant crop losses have been reported in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Haryana.

However, some minor crop losses have been reported in some districts of Rajasthan. The Ministry said, swarms of immature pink locusts and adult yellow locusts are active in Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Dausa, and Bharatpur of Rajasthan and Jhansi and Mahoba districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Presently 60 control teams with spray vehicles are deployed in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The Ministry said, more than 200 Central Government personnel are engaged in locust control operations. Further, five companies with 12 drones are deployed at Barmer, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Nagaur and Phalodi in Rajasthan for effective control of locusts on tall trees and in inaccessible areas through spraying of pesticides. India is the first Country who is using drones for locust control.
 

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