Anti-locust operation completed over 1,752 acres: NLCC
PESHAWAR: The anti-locust operations have been carried out on 8,393.53 square kilometers approximately 2.185 million acres across 38 affected districts of the country to eradicate the pests attack and save agriculture land from its harmful impacts.
More than 988 joint teams took part in the anti-locusts operation in 38 districts of the country, according to details released by the National Locust Control Center(NLCC) on Wednesday.
The joint teams of the Ministry of National Food Security, provincial departments of agriculture and Pakistan Army conducted a comprehensive survey and control operation against locusts in different districts of the country and so far 80.85 million acres have been surveyed.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 211,967acres were surveyed during last 24 hours and locust infestation was confirmed in 05 districts including DI Khan, Tank, Lakki Marwat and Karak, whereas anti-locust operation was carried out over an area of 1,752 acres. The operation was carried out with the help of 922 people and 119 vehicles.
So far 10.25 million acres area has been surveyed and 149,976 acres area had been operated in the province. - APP