JAISALMER: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to announce that the locust attacks happening in Rajasthan and elsewhere a federal tragedy.
“The locust outbreak this time is ferocious from the country. Barring a couple of districts, all of 33 districts are assaulted. Crops are becoming ruined,” Gehlot told reporters after returning to Jaisalmer from Jaipur on Sunday evening. He explained,”Locusts were observed Jaisalmer-Barmer to a big scale 1991-92. Last year and the farmers confronted big strikes.”
The CM stated,”The Kharif and Rabi crops were ruined last year. Now the Kharif harvest may be ruined . How long does farmers endure crop damage because of locusts? They ought to get complete reparation. I hope that the Prime Minister will look closely at this.” Gehlot said he said in the correspondence which locusts come to India through Africa and other nations, such as Pakistan, and strain here on a huge scale.
Locusts have attained in most sections of the nation. If this happened last time, no one recalls.
Gehlot said he raised the dilemma of the harvest loss because of locust attacks in a video conference of chief ministers with Modi. “Modi took interest in the issue and sought information regarding the districts that were affected,” the CM said.
Main whip Mahesh Joshi, sports ministry Ashok Chandna and Congressmen Neeraj Merwani and Devendra Yadav attained Jaisalmer together with the CM on Sunday evening. A cabinet meeting was called in Suryagarh resort later in the evening.
The CM said his administration was launching a plot named following ex-PM late Indira Gandhi from August 20–the birth anniversary of some other ex-PM late Rajiv Gandhi. “Everyone could get inexpensive meals at Rs 8 under the plot,” Gehlot said, speaking to this Indira Rasaoi Yojana.
Gehlot said the government officials handled well by providing dry ration and food packs in people’s doorsteps throughout the lockdown.
Reiterating that governance wouldn’t be permitted to endure, the CM stated in the technical age, work could be performed from anywhere along with his ministers were working while remaining in Jaisalmer.
Following the press conference, Gehlot moved to Gorbandh resort where cabinet ministers BD Kalla, Sukhram Bishnoi and Pramod Jain Bhaya were remaining. After having snacks together with all the ministers and MLAs, he abandoned for Suryagarh resort other MLAs and Congress leaders are remaining. AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjewala left for New Delhi with a chartered flight on Sunday morning.
Sisters of those MLAs from neighboring districts of Jaisalmer are called to celebrate Rakhi festival on Monday.