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Drones to choppers: How govt is tackling locust swarms to prevent crop loss

The control operations have also been done in 1,32,660 hectares area in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Bihar by state governments

Swarms of locusts sit on a plant in Agra.
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Swarms of locusts sit on a plant in Agra.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Centre has taken various steps to control locust swarms, and carried out operations in over 150,000 hectares area since April 11 to prevent crop losses.

"As per the instructions of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, continuous action is being taken to control locust swarms," an official statement said on Saturday.

Starting from April 11 till July 9, control operations have been done in 1,51,269 hectares area in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana by Locust Circle Offices (LCOs), it added.

The control operations have also been done in 1,32,660 hectares area in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab,

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First Published: Jul 11 2020 | 4:41 PM IST

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