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DM leads locust killing

DM leads locust killing

Varanasi: The district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma led the operation locust killing in the villages in the district on Thursday night.

He said that the locust swarm killing with six fire brigade and 40 manual sprayers began in Rajpur and Nayepur villages near Pindra block at 10pm, and it would continue till 3am.

The swarms of locusts entered the district from Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts earlier in the day. The district administration had made all necessary arrangement to handle the situation. The swarms of locusts also entered the Azamgarh and Bhadohi districts.

Earlier, the swarms of locusts had hit Kusiara village in Halia area of Mirzapur district on May 28. The district administration had taken preventive measures in view of locusts’ attack.

DM leads locust killing

The central government has also taken measures for the control of locusts. According to a report of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW), control operations are being run in the affected states including Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. For effective control of locusts beyond scheduled desert areas, temporary control camps have been established in Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Dausa in Rajasthan; Mandsaur, Ujjain and Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh.

 

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