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Migratory locust infestation in Kargil and Leh under control

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Migratory locust infestation in the Zanskar area of Kargil, spread over an area of about 3000 hectares and in the Changthang Valley of Leh district over an area of 5000 hectares has been brought under control, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Agriculture Kanti Lal Bhuria said in a written reply that as soon as information about locust infestation was received from the State, the Centre dispatched special teams from its Locust Warning organisation to the affected areas in the kargil and Leh districts. These teams conducted surveys, devised control strategy and supervised control operations in the affected areas in collaboration with officials of the State Government due to which locust infestation could be brought under control.


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