MP Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel says Govt plans to declare locust swarm attacks as natural disaster
The state Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel on Thursday said that the government is planning to declare the locust swarm attacks as natural disaster, following a survey on the losses accrued to them.
"Farmers will be able to get compensation for the losses due to locust swarm attacks when the problem is declared a natural disaster," Patel said.
The Minister further said that the government is not only planning to eliminate locusts but their eggs too for long-term relief from their attacks.
He added that the government is discussing measures to control locusts with scientists.