According to details released by the National Locust Control Center, joint teams of the Department of Agriculture, Food Security and Pakistan Army are conducting a comprehensive survey and control operation against locusts in different districts of the country.Are participating in this campaign
.So far, 274583 square kilometers (approximately 67 million acres) have been surveyed, while 5781 square kilometers (approximately 1.4 million acres) have been controlled.
In Punjab province, 2.19 lakh acres were surveyed in last 24 hours. More than 2,600 people and 256 vehicles took part in the survey and control operation. So far, a survey has been conducted on 41 million acres and a control operation has been carried out on 7.3 million acres across the province.
In the last 24 hours, 148263 acres were surveyed in Sindh province and locust infestation was confirmed in 2718.16 acres in 6 districts (Ghotki, Sanghar, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Shikarpur and Sukkur). 382 people (including Pakistan Army) and more than 31 vehicles took part in the survey and control operation. So far, 81 million acres have been surveyed and 88710 acres have been operated across the province.
In the last 24 hours, 190271 acres were surveyed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the presence of locusts was confirmed in 11 districts (DI Khan, Tank, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Lakki Marwat, Karak, Karam, Orakzai, Peshawar and Khyber). An anti-locust operation was carried out on 2718 acres. 758 people (including Pakistan Army) and 78 vehicles took part in the survey and operation. So far 9961806.3 acres have been surveyed and 121329 acres have been operated across the province.
In the last 24 hours in Balochistan province surveyed 312094.1 acres and 33 districts (Khuzdar, Awaran, Noshki, Chaghi, Gwadar, Lasbela, Ketch, Panjgur, Kharan, Washik, Quetta, Barkhan, Dera Bugti, Daki, Harnai, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi The operation was carried out on 22486.6 acres in Bolan, Kalat, Qila Abdullah, Qila Saifullah, Kohlu, Loralai, Mastung, Musa Khel, Naseerabad, Pishin, Sibi, Sarab, Sohbatpur, Zhob and Ziarat. About 1,318 people and 126 vehicles took part in the operation. Aerial spraying was carried out on an area of about 550 acres in Ijram area of Pishin district with the help of Pakistan Army helicopters to protect crops from locusts. So far, 25 million acres have been surveyed and 848559.9 acres have been operated across the province.
Aerial spraying is also being done with the help of airplanes and helicopters for effective control of locust heart during the control operation.