"Pakistan holds the key. If they eliminate locust swarms at their side of the border, we will not have any threat," Locust Warning Organisation deputy director KL Gurjar told ET. He said Pakistan has conducted some aerial operations to kill locust.
The pests, which infested around 100,000 hectares across states, have been restricted. “Now, locust are visible only in parts of western Rajasthan. There is no immediate threat of them crossing Rajasthan. We will deploy 25 drones from Friday to control them,” he said.
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2 Comments on this Story
Timir Ghosh221 days ago
Pakistan's real threat now at two fronts- on ground and on air by locust. India can't rely on poultry to eliminate locust. It is a fool's thinking. The number of locust out number the poultry easily. Therefore effective measure is drone with killing chemicals. In rainy season those killed locust corps will be cleaned to avoid death of birds- who feed them happily. There were some suggestion in the past- use of neem oil with soap. That is good only dry season it does not kill the locust- they avoid those leaves with neem oil, so move to other areas- problem not solved. Therefore authrities with drones shall remain our weapon to kill the enemy from Pakistan. Forget about ground troops, one fly past in night of Jodhpur caused the scary Pakistan- forced to blackout in Karachi, Islamabad, and other cities- their planes consumed lot of oil to put financial pressure on bankrupt Pakistan economy and the Taklu Imran. He wil be begging to IMF now to survive.
Vedantham Sheshashar221 days ago
Pakistan has found solution to this problem. Locusts are used as feed in poultry. India also should find solution.