NLCC completes anti-pest operation over 1.134,185 hectares

ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): National Locust Control Center (NLCC) on Thursday said that anti-locust operation have been completed over 1,134,185 hectares across the affected districts and eliminated the pest completely from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan.

However, the presence of locust was reported from Jamshoro, only one district of Sindh province during last 24 hours, whereas NLCC carried out anti-pest operation in the area in order to eliminate it completely from the country.

The joint teams of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, provincial agriculture departments and the Pakistan Army, were conducting a comprehensive survey and control operation against the locusts in effected districts and succeeded to minimize its threat from 61 districts.

The joint teams formed to combat the desert locust attacks had also completed survey of about 140,783 hectares of affected areas.

Meanwhile, no locust have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab, however locust was presented in only one district of Sindh (Jamshoro).

The anti-locust survey and control operations were also in full progress as NLCC conducting anti-locust operation and survey of affected areas in order to eliminate the pest from the country completely to avoid any threat to agriculture sector.

The NLCC have completed anti-locust survey of 140,783 hectares during last 24 hours and carried out anti locust operation in one affected districts of Sindh.
In last 6 months, the NLCC completed control operation in 1,134,185 hectares areas.