No locust is present in Punjab, Balochistan & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: NLCC

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Locusts Control Centre (NLCC) has claimed that as for August 6, no Locust is present in Punjab, Balochistan & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It said that active breeding is taking place in Tharparkar and some areas of Cholistan.

The population developing in Nangarparkar is likely to fledge by mid-August 2020.

The Anti-Locust Survey and Control Operations are in progress with the presence of Locust only in two districts/areas including Tharparkar and Karachi.Locust - The National Locusts Control Centre (NLCC) has claimed that as for August 6, no Locust is present in Punjab, Balochistan & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It said that active breeding is taking place in Tharparkar and some areas of Cholistan. The population developing in Nangarparkar is likely to fledge by mid-August 2020. The Anti-Locust Survey and Control Operations are in progress with the presence of Locust only in two districts/areas including Tharparkar and Karachi. In Balochistan, 4703.25 sq km has been treated with the help of 232 teams, 112 vehicles and 1288 manpower. In Punjab, 4589.60 sq km has been treated with the help of 539 teams, 388 vehicles and 2830 manpower. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 625.35 sq km has been treated with the help of 80 teams, 106 vehicles, and 847manpower. In Sindh, 1016.2 sq km has been treated with the help of 242 teams, 174 vehicles and 1177 manpower. The Department of Plant Protection (DPP) is using four beaver aircrafts at Sukkur, Tharparkar, Lahore, Islamkot and Karachi for aerial spray.

In Balochistan, 4703.25 sq km has been treated with the help of 232 teams, 112 vehicles, and 1288 manpower.

In Punjab, 4589.60 sq km has been treated with the help of 539 teams, 388 vehicles, and 2830 manpower.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 625.35 sq km has been treated with the help of 80 teams, 106 vehicles, and 847manpower.

In Sindh, 1016.2 sq km has been treated with the help of 242 teams, 174 vehicles, and 1177 manpower.

The Department of Plant Protection (DPP) is using four beaver aircrafts at Sukkur, Tharparkar, Lahore, Islamkot, and Karachi for aerial spray.