THE UNION GOVERNMENT IS COORDINATING WITH STATES GOVERNMENTS TO RESTRICT LOCUST ATTACKS. 89 FIRE BRIGADES FOR PESTICIDE SPRAY, 120 SURVEY VEHICLES, 47 CONTROL VEHICLES WITH SPRAY EQUIPMENTS AND 810 TRACTOR MOUNTED SPRAYERS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED FOR EFFECTIVE LOCUST CONTROL, AS PER REQUIREMENT DURING DIFFERENT DAY

New Delhi: The centre has ordered 60 sprayers from United Kingdom and allowed deployment of drones for controlling locust swarm which has affected around 50,000 ha across states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

However, not much damage to crops is reported as sowing has not taken place in most of the areas and harvest of winter crops is over.

“Cotton crops in some areas of Rajasthan and Punjab besides pulses and vegetables have been affected by locust attack. ..