Locusts attack in Jaisalmer again
May. 8, 2020
The locusts struck at Lathi, Sam, Pokhran, Ramdevra areas in Jaisalmer district.
In this regard, revenue minister Harish Choudhary has once again written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that looking to the locust menace, a dialogue should be held on UN and international level along with the affected countries to make an action plan to tackle the menace.
Choudhary said that locusts have started coming from across the border into Rajasthan. He added that last year Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat suffered huge crop loss because of locust attacks.
This time, the farmers have sown Kharif crops and fear similar attacks.
The revenue minister has informed PM Narendra Modi that the methods used to fight locusts at the ground level are not proving useful, therefore, there is a need to change the modus operandi.
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