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JAISALMER: Union agriculture ministry combined secretary Atish Chandra seen Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Barmer districts on Thursday to take inventory of the harm done by locusts.
The officer met officials of that the locust control division and the district government to go over the issue. Chandra said pink locusts will turn yellowish in the forthcoming days and enormous swarms are expected to fly at the desert region causing enormous damage to plants. He explained an entire plan in coordination with the local district government was phased out to destroy the pests. He said that time that the locusts had entered April, a month ahead in contrast to preceding decades. Overall, 15 machines are obtained at Jaisalmer from 60 sprayer machines purchased from London. The following 15 machines will be sent by July 20.
He explained besides sprayers, a personal helicopter will be sent in second 8-10 days that will be set up in Jaisalmer and Barmer. A pilot has been trained at Dehradun and procedure of consent for surgery was in progress.
He explained because there are lots of waterbodies, areas and human inhabitants in Jaisalmer and Barmer districts, airborne management employing the chopper is going to be carried out in just those regions where there’s not any human interference and no ponds and wells.
Five machines out of London is going to be sent in September-October that is fitted in Indian Air Force‘s MI 17 helicopter. A group from the business in London lately arrived at Chandigarh where they found the best way to assembly this system together with MI17 helicopter and is coordinating the layout so. Other than this, Rajasthan will received 25 drones of that 12 have become operational. Villagers apprised Chandra concerning the damages brought on by locusts and asked him to receive them relief. Chandra personally fulfilled the villagers and assessed the circumstance.