Punjab & KPK Are Locust Free

Punjab & KPK Are Locust Free

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (PDI): No locust in KPK and Punjab, however Locust present in one district each; Baluchistan, Sindh. Anti-locust survey and control operations are in progress. In the Last 24 hrs, 233100 hectares area has been surveyed. In the last 24 hrs, a Locust control operation has been carried out on 100 hectares of District Lasbella of Balochistan and 684 hectares of district Tharparkar of Sindh. Lasbela & Uthal Districts require a continuous survey effort for early detection of any presence.

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It is to be ensured that survey data is also uploaded through locust. Migration from Rajasthan & Gujarat (India) and subsequent settlement is expected at Dharki (Ghotki) from Rajasthan(India), Nagarparkar (Tharparkar) from Gujarat (India). There is expected migration from Rajasthan (India) and subsequent settlement in Sadiqabad & Liaqatpur (RYK), Ahmadpur East, Bahawalpur and Hasilpur (Bahawalpur), Chishtian (Bahawalnagar), Pakpattan (Pakpattan). No major inter district or interprovincial move perceived in KPK. In the last 6 months, control operation has been carried out on 1115637 hectares area of land.