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About 500,000 hectares sprayed during ongoing locust control operations

Islamabad, June 02, 2020 (PPI-OT):The joint teams formed to control and mitigate the locust attack had conducted survey and control operation across the affected areas of the country and about 500,000 hectares have been controlled from locusts.

According the details released by the National Locust Control Center (NLCC), joint teams of the Ministry of National Food Security, Department of Agriculture and Pakistan Army are conducting a comprehensive survey and control operation against locusts in different districts of the country.

So far 238,399 square kilometres had been surveyed, while 4,967 square kilometres had been controlled. Aerial spraying is also being done with the help of airplanes and helicopters for effective control of locust during the control operation.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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