NLCC carries out anti-locust operation over 1.5 million acres

NLCC has carried out anti-locust operations over 1.5 million acres. The operations had been carried out across 40 locust swarms affected districts of Pakistan to permanently eliminate the pests attack and to preserve agriculture land from their harmful after effects.

NLCC carries out anti-locust operation over 1.5 million acres

NLCC has carried out anti-locust operations over 1.5 million acres. The operations had been carried out across 40 locust swarms affected districts of Pakistan to permanently eliminate the pests attack and to preserve agriculture land from their harmful after effects.

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Over 1,228 collective teams participated in the anti-locusts operation in the 40 locust affected districts of the country, this is according to details released by the National Locust Control Center (NLCC).

The joint teams of the provincial departments of agriculture and Pakistan Army and the Ministry of National food Security, conducting a brief survey and control operation against locusts in different districts of the country and so far 70.11 million acres have been surveyed.

In the land of five rivers, the Punjab province, nearly 202,000 acres have been successfully surveyed during last 24 hours and more then 2,800 people and 272 vehicles wholeheartedly participated in this mission.

Sofar, under anti-locust drive the survey was completed over an area of 10.5 million acres and operation completed over 307,000 acres.

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Similarly, in the Sindh province survey was conducted over 120,093 acres, where as the desert locust presence was confirmed in three districts and anti-locust operation was carried out on 235.53 acres. More then 31 vehicles and 382 peoples took part in in this campaign.

In Sindh though the survey was completed on 10.9 million acres, where as the control operation was carried out over an area of 97,853.7 acres.

Also, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 175,692 acres surveyed during last 24 hours and locust infestation was confirmed in 08 districts including DI Khan, Tank, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Lakki Marwat, Karak, Karam, Orakzai and Khyber, where as anti-locust operation carried out over an area of 2,472.04 acres. The operation was carried out with 758 people and 78 vehicle.

In KPK, 10.71 million acres area has been surveyed and 132,696 hecter area has been operated.

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Lastly in Balochistan, during last 24 hours 272,063 hectares have been surveyed and infestation was confirmed in 29 districts like Noshki, Chaghi, Khuzdar, Noshki, Chaghi, Awaran, Gwadar, Lasbela, Ketch, Panjgur, Kharan, Washik, Daki, Harnai, Quetta, Barkhan, Dera Bugti, and others.

More than 126 vehicles and more than 1,318 people took part in the operation. About 20.6 million acres area has been surveyed and 339,000.4 acres area has been operated in the province.

Apart from this aerial spraying with the help of helicopters, airplanes and some non-conventional methods are also being used for improved control of desert locust swarms during these control operations.

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