NDMA continues to play active role in tackling locusts crisis

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), on Tuesday, sprays over 5,300 hectares of land to tackle locusts’ attacks crisis in various districts.

According to details, NDMA has deployed 1,122 teams across 51 districts that have surveyed 368,000 hectares of land affected by locusts’ attack. Whereas a total of 5,300 hectares of land, 3,800 hectares in Balochista, 100 hectares in Punjab, 800 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 6,000 hectares of land has been sprayed with pesticides in the last 24 hours by NDMA.

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According to NDMA’s social media account, a total area of 402,000 hectares has been treated and sprayed with pesticides to  avert locusts’ attacks that have been causing devastating damage to crops worth up to billions of rupees.

It is to be noted that this is the second wave of locusts’ attack in Pakistan, whereas the first wave was observed in June 2019.

As per some experts’ estimates, Pakistan might end up facing a loss of US$ 8.7 billion due to the damage  caused to crops by locust swarms.