PESHAWAR: With crops in round 15 districts of the province ravaged by swarms of desert locusts, the provincial authorities on Tuesday mentioned that they’ve launched an operation towards the pests.
Talking at his every day media briefing on Tuesday, Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister on Info Ajmal Wazir mentioned that at the very least 80 groups are working towards locusts in 15 districts of the province. Groups from the K-P Agriculture Division, Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA), military and the district administration are taking part within the operation, he mentioned.
He added that till June 7, that they had sprayed pesticides on 46,441 acres of land within the province whereas a survey of 381,2418 acres of land had been accomplished.
The provincial adviser added that anti-locust operations are at the moment underway in Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Karak, Hangu, Bannu, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Orakzai, Kurram, South and North Waziristan, Khyber, Bajaur, Peshawar and Nowshera districts.
The PDMA, he mentioned, was in shut liaison with the related administration and the state of affairs is being monitored repeatedly.
Wazir mentioned that folks can report in regards to the presence of locusts of their space by calling the PDMA’s helpline: 1700 or the Agriculture Division’s cellular quantity: 03481117070.
Relating to the arrival of abroad Pakistanis on the Bacha Khan Worldwide Airport in Peshawar, Wazir mentioned that thus far, some 5,670 passengers have arrived aboard 29 flights from April 15 to June 2.
Furthermore, as many as 40 our bodies have been introduced again and handed over to their households for burial of their native areas.
Referring to an ongoing flour and gas disaster within the province, the adviser mentioned that the difficulty of flour provide had been raised by K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan with Prime Minister Imran Khan and that obstacles within the provide chain have been eliminated.
On synthetic inflation, he mentioned that the district administration and different involved departments are taking motion towards these accountable.
He additional mentioned that K-P Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz is in touch with the federal petroleum secretary to eradicate the scarcity of gas.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, June 10th, 2020.