61 districts across the country are under attack from locusts

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th May, 2020. 01:08 pm
locust attack

Spokesman of The National Disaster Management Authority said that 61 districts across the country are under attack from locusts, which have been damaging food crops.

According to the details, the NDMA spokesman said that most attacks were reported in Balochistan, where 31 districts witnessed crop damage from locusts.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11 districts faced locust attacks while 12 districts of Punjab were also attacked by the insects.

The NDMA spokesman said that crops in seven districts of Sindh were also damaged. The spokesman said that the survey and operations in locust-hit areas are underway, adding that 1,150 locust-control teams are a part of ]the operation.

The Spokesman further said that in the past 24 hours, around 313,000 hectares of land were surveyed for the evaluation of the damage.

The spokesman apprised that 4,400 hectares were treated across Pakistan, while in Balochistan 1,700 hectares of land were sprayed with insecticides. In Punjab, 1,000 hectares of land were sprayed while in KP, 900 hectares of land were sprayed. In Sindh, 800 hectares of land were treated, added the NDMA spokesman.

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