Economy of Pakistan is down due to COVID-19. And agriculture also facing huge loss due to pandemic. Now again farmlands in sindh could come under massive attack of locust swarms.
Its coming from Iran.
That will be more harmful for crops of sindh province as compared to the attack of last year locust.
However, it could hit the crops in sindh by 15 May. It is reported by “The News” on Sunday.
The information about the locust attack was shared by the officials of Plant Protection Department.
The high level meeting on expected locust attack in sindh province was held on saturday at Sindh Secretariat.
The official of Plant Protection Department told Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah about locust swarm.
That approximately 60 countries around the world have been affected.
The official meeting of PPD informed that, there are 30 spots have been identified in Sindh province. Where camps would established to face the issue of locust attack. Some 57 teams comprising 180 personnel are formed to face that critical issue of locust attack.
Every team which are formed to that issue will comprise officials of the agriculture department and the Plant Protection Department.
Further decided in meeting. that arial spray method will be made to use to consume 100,000 litres of pesticide.
Boom spray method will be made to use to consume 25,000 litres pesticides against locust swarm.
The chief secretary expressed that to solve this problem. And to get rid of that issue of locust attack. Utilise all available resources to resolve the issue
The agriculture secretary informed further about his department.
That his department required more funds and specialised vehicles for sprays.
It was decided in meeting. That training will be given to 250 staffers of the agriculture department. From plant protection department about surveys and fumigation.
Meeting Attended By:
The meeting was attended by the agriculture secretary.
Director-general agriculture. The director of the Provincial Disaster Management, and officials of Pakistan Army
Source: The News