KPK and Punjab are Free from Locust; says NLCC


The NLCC (National Locust Control Center) stated that Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are free from Locust.

Now the locusts are only in Tharparkar district of Sindh and in Lasbella district of Balochistan, told NLCC.

Moreover, the Locust control center also said that the anti-locust survey is being carried out in these areas and almost 232, 800 hectares area has been surveyed in one day.

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Within the last twenty-four hours, 232, 800 hectares area has been surveyed out of which 20 hectares area was of Lasbella and 1137 hectares of Tharparkar.

NLCC in a press release said that in the last six months, 1, 113, 076 hectares land has been surveyed all over the country.

Moreover, there were chances of the migration of swarms from Gujrat India and from Rajasthan towards the Southern Sindh and Central and Sothern Punjab.

This migration would have reached Salehput (Sukkur), Khangarh, and Dharki (Ghotki), Nara (Khairpur), and Mithi or Nagarparkar (Tharparkar).

The swarms would have reached Chishtian (Bahawalnagar), Ahmedpur East (Bahawalpur), Pakpattan, and Liaqatpur (Rahim Yar Khan). But according to the National Locust Control Center, this was just a possibility.

On the 10th of July, PM Khan approved Phase II of the National Action Plan for controlling the Locust in order to wipe out these greedy pests which was risking the food security of our country.

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source: NLCC, KPK government

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