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Locust control operations conducted at 15 locations in Rajasthan, MP

New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) Locust Control Offices (LCOs) on Friday conducted control operations at 10 locations in districts of Jaipur, Dausa, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer, Chittorgarh, Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan) and Niwari and Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh).
State Department of Agriculture, Madhya Pradesh has also undertaken control operations at five locations located one each in districts of Satna, Balaghat, Niwari, Raisen and Shivpuri. No crop loss is reported, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare said in a statement.
As on May 28, a total of 377 spots covering 53,997 hectares has been covered since Locust control operations started from 11th April. Districts covered by locust control are - Rajasthan – 22, MP – 24, Gujarat – 2, Punjab – 1, UP – 2, Maharashtra -3.
A Video Conference was organised today under the chairmanship of Secretary (Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare) Sanjay Agarwal with Principal Secretary (Agriculture) of all the states and UTs. In this meeting, all the states and UTs were informed about the latest status and control of locust attack.
After this VC, an advisory has been issued in respect of locust to all the states/UTs and related SOPs has been shared.
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