Centre steps up locust control operations in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Amidst a wave of locust swarms sweeping across western and northwestern India, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has stepped up locust control operations in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

As of today, there are active swarms of immature locust in Barmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Sikar, Jaipur districts of Rajasthan and Satna, Gwalior, Seedhi, Rajgarh, Baitul, Devas and Agar Malwa districts of Madhya Pradesh.

At present 200 Locust Circle Offices are conducting survey and control operations in close coordination with District Administration and agriculture field machinery of the affected states.

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