Islamabad, 12 June 2020 – Talha Akhtar:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says survey and spray operations to control locust are underway across the country.
According to the spokesperson of NDMA, survey of 352,000 hectares of area was carried out while 11,730 hectares were sprayed across the country during the last twenty-four hours.
He said 9100 hectares in Balochistan, 1400 hectares in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 300 hectares in Punjab and 1200 hectares in Sindh were sprayed during the last twenty-four hours. He said that 1241 teams participated in the operation.
The Spokesperson said over 590,000 hectares of area has so far been sprayed across the country.
He said the crop munching bug exists in 52 districts of the country, including 33 districts in Balochistan, 11 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6 in Sindh and 2 in Punjab.