Anti-locust operation completed over 5,202 sqm
ISLAMABAD, (APP):The anti-locust operations have been carried out in an area of 5,202 square kilometers approximately 512,100 hectares across 53 effected district of the country.
According to details released by the National Locust Control Center(NLCC) on Saturday, joint teams of the Ministry of National Food Security, provincial departments of agriculture and Pakistan Army were conducting a comprehensive survey and control operation against locusts in different districts of the country.
So far 250240 square kilometers (approximately 2.5 million hectares) have been surveyed,
In the last 24 hours, 118,198 hectare area was surveyed in Punjab Province and locust infestation was confirmed in 2 districts including Mianwali and DG Khan and anti locust operation was carried out in 99 hectare area.
More than 2,276 people and more than 279 vehicles took part in the operation. So far 8,497,3325 hectare area has been surveyed and 174,389 hectare area has been operated in districts across the province.
In the last 24 hours, 70,568 hecter area has been surveyed in Sindh province and the presence of locusts in 5 districts including Nowshero Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkar, Khairpur and Mitiari has been confirmed.
The operation involved 35 teams of 387 people (including Pakistan Army) and more than 64 vehicles.
So far 32,26,604 hecter area has been surveyed and 41,672 hectare area has been operated across the province.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7l81,890 hecter area was surveyed in last 24 hours and locust infestation was confirmed in 09 following districts DI Khan, Tank, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Lakki Marwat, Karak, Karam, Orakzai and Khyber.
So far 1,591,900486 hectare area has been surveyed and 44,714 3 hecter area has been operated in the province.
In the last 24 hours, 125,989 hectare area was surveyed in Balochistan and 33 districts (Khuzdar, Awaran, Noshki, Chaghi, Gwadar, Lasbela, Ketch, Panjgur, Kharan, Washik, Quetta, Barkhan, Dera Bugti, Daki, Harnai, Location of locust hearts in Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Bolan, Kalat, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Kohlu, Loralai, Mastung, Musa Khel, Naseerabad, Pishin, Sibi, Sarab, Sohbatpur, Zhob and Ziarat).
So far 9,555,955 hectare area has been surveyed and 296,780 hectare area has been operated in the province.
In addition to aerial spraying with the help of airplanes and helicopters, non-conventional methods are also being used for effective control of locust during control operations.