Locust attack: Haryana put on high alert

Locust attack: Haryana put on high alert

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Chandigarh, Feb 6: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Jai Parkash Dalal on Thursday said that state has also been put on high alert after the reports of locust attack was reported in Punjab and Rajasthan.

To control the attack, Farmers will get pesticides at 50 per cent subsidy, he said. The Minister also appealed to the farmers to inspect their fields and immediately report the presence of any locust attack in their fields and inform about the same to the local Agricultural Development Officer, Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar or Deputy Director, Agriculture Department and to the Control Room.

He said that proper arrangements for loud noises should be made for repelling the locust.

He said that as per the requirement, adequate arrangements of pesticides are also been made and therefore the State farmers should not panic and worry. Mr Dalal said that proper preparations are being made in border districts that are adjoining Rajasthan and Punjab including Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar. Apart from this, arrangements have been made in Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari and Charkhi Dadri districts and adjoining areas of these districts.

State of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat, who shares border with Pakistan, has come under attack of locusts, popularly known as ‘tiddi dal’--short-horned grasshoppers. Their appearance in winter months is a new phenomenon. (UNI)