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Survey, spray operations underway to control locust countrywide: NDMA

June 11, 2020 | | Share:

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says survey and spray operations are underway to control locust across the country.

According to the spokesperson of NDMA, survey of 353,000 hectares of area was carried out while 11,300 hectares were sprayed across the country during the last twenty-four hours.

He said 9100 hectares in Balochistan, 1100 hectares in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1100 hectares in Sindh were sprayed during the last twenty-four hours.

The Spokesperson said over 578,000 hectares of area has so far been sprayed across the country.

He said the crop munching bug exists in 50 districts of the country, including 33 districts in Balochistan, 11 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 6 in Sindh.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan

Category: Medical