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India deploys choppers to control locusts in five Rajasthan districts

Helicopter firm Malhotra Helicopters finalised for single-pilot operation with Bell 206-B3 chopper, having a pesticide carrying capacity of 250 litres in one trip. It can cover about 25 to 50 hectares

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Tractors, fire engines and drones are engaged in spraying pesticides to kill them, it said.

Agencies New Delhi
India will use helicopter for the first time to spray chemicals to check locusts in five districts of Rajasthan in the next few days as fresh swarms threaten to come towards the desert state from neighbouring Pakistan. 

A helicopter will be used to spray chemicals in the desert districts of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Nagaur, as per protocol, an official statement said

"The Helicopter firm, Malhotra Helicopters, has been finalised for conducting a single-pilot operation with Bell 206-B3 helicopter, having a pesticide carrying capacity of 250 litres in one trip. It can cover about 25 to 50 hectares in one flight,"

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First Published: Jun 29 2020 | 8:25 PM IST

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