New modern technology has been employed by the PDME (Provincial Disaster Management Authority) in order to get rid of the increasing threats of the locust swarms on Wednesday, as per the reports of local media.
Drones were being used in order to spray on the insecticides and pesticides in the fields of Dera Ismail Khan. These drones were used especially in those localities where a plane or any vehicle couldn’t reach, says the authority in Dera Ismail Khan, the bushes and trees were sprayed so that the locust remains on the bay.
On Monday, the increasing number of locust swarm invaded large swathes in the areas of Chishtian, causing a great loss to the fresh crops. Hundreds of acre standing crops were destroyed in many villages by the grasshoppers.
The farmers blame the agricultural department by saying that they did not take any real steps to save their crops from the attack of the locusts.
On the other hand, as per the reports of local media, the import of garlic and ginger from China is getting costlier in mid of the coronavirus menace. Besides China, the other supplier of these commodities to Pakistan is Thailand but the imports from Thailand alone could not suffice the need of the Pakistani market.