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MP Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel says Govt plans to declare locust swarm attacks as natural disaster

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 May 2020, 16:31 IST

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.

(ANI)

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First published: 28 May 2020, 16:31 IST
 
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