Articles tagged under: Locust

Locusts have left Gujarat completely due to wind pattern: DAO

January 21, 2020
Locusts have left Gujarat completely due to wind pattern: DAO

Palanpur: The innumerous locusts that had entered at least 3 villages of Vav Taluka in Banaskantha district of Gujarat have now completely returned to Rajasthan due to wind pattern, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) P K Patel today said. He said that the locusts swarmed towards Rajasthan, in the noon yesterday from where they had made repeat entry in Gujarat 3-4 days back. 'Now they have gone out of the boundries of Gujarat. They have now entered Rajasthan and might fu...Read More

Locust attacks in North Gujarat have been broadly contained: ACS (Agriculture) Parmar

December 28, 2019
Locust attacks in North Gujarat have been broadly contained: ACS (Agriculture) Parmar

Gandhinagar/Palanpur: Gujarat government today said that the locusts attacks in northern parts of the state have been broadly controlled. ACS (Agriculture) Poonamchand Parmar said that the locusts have been destroyed in large proportion and they have now been contained broadly. 'Locust are now not being seen in larger numbers anywhere in the affected areas. Many of these have also moved towards Sanchor district in Rajasthan and we are ready to tackle them even if they ...Read More

In video: Faldu visits Locusts attack affected fields in Banaskantha

December 27, 2019

Palanpur: State Agriculture minister RC Faldu visited the fields in Banaskantha district in North Gujarat affected by locusts attack. The video also contains Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture) Punamchandra Parmar's briefing on the latest situation of locust attack situation in Gujarat. DeshGujaratRead More

Rabi crop in 5,000 hectare area affected by Locust attack, 45 teams of Centre and Gujarat active : Gujarat govt.

December 26, 2019
Rabi crop in 5,000 hectare area affected by Locust attack, 45 teams of Centre and Gujarat active : Gujarat govt.

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today said total 5,000 hectare Rabi crop area is impacted by Locust attack. Punamchandra Parmar, Additional Chief Secretary in Agriculture department of Gujarat government said, '5,000 hectare Rabi crop area is impacted by Locusts that arrived from Tharparkar (Pakistan) and Zalor (Rajasthan) side. Their original flight path was towards Pakistan but due to suitable wind direction, moisture and change in crop pattern they arrived in Gujarat.' ACS P...Read More

Choppers not apt for sprinkling pesticides to control locusts but drones would be used – CM Rupani

December 25, 2019
Choppers not apt for sprinkling pesticides to control locusts but drones would be used – CM Rupani

Vadodara/Palanpur/Himmatnagar: A day after Gujarat Agriculture minister R C Faldu ruled out the possibility of use of helicopters for sprinkling of pesticides to contain the locust attacks in parts of the state, CM Vijay Rupani also reiterated it but said that it would be done with the help of drones instead of choppers. Meanwhile BJP state president Jeetu Vaghani, Congress MLA and whip Ashwin Kotwal were also seen joining commoners in different areas of locust affected North Gujarat in shooi...Read More

Farmers in North Gujarat trying all kind of things from creating smoke to playing DJ to get rid of Locust attack

December 23, 2019
Farmers in North Gujarat trying all kind of things from creating smoke to playing DJ to get rid of Locust attack

Gandhinagar/Palanpur/ Mahesana: The terror of locust is spreading in larger areas of North Gujarat and helpless farmers were trying all kind of things from creating smoke to playing high sounding Disco Jockey (DJ) system to get rid of it. Director Agriculture B M Modi on the other hand said that the central and state teams were trying to contain the locusts that had entered from Rajasthan to North Gujarat almost 10 days back ie from December 14. The locusts have caused dama...Read More

Cold wind that is making people shiver in Gujarat also plays a role by shooing away locust army towards Pakistan

December 16, 2019
Cold wind that is making people shiver in Gujarat also plays a role by shooing away locust army towards Pakistan

Ahmedabad/Palanpur:The 'villainous' cold North Easterly wind that is making mercury fall and people shiver with cold in Gujarat has also done a 'Heroic' act by sort of shooing away the 'locust army' that has put the farmers of North Gujarat especially those of Banaskantha and Patan districts in worry for past few days. The innumerable locusts have now moved towards the little rann and were likely to move further towards Pakistan, an Agricultural officer in Palanpur today said. ...Read More

Gujarat Assembly to discuss Locust attack in rural Banaskantha on Monday

July 12, 2019

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Assembly will discuss locust attack from Pakistan in farm fields of North Gujarat district Banaskantha as urgent matter of public importance on Monday, July 15. The State government had started locust control room in Palanpur on 8 May to receive information from the ground. A whats app group has also been created for monitoring, reporting and updates. The Centre had asked to take preventive actions through its letter dated 8 May. On 13 May, teams of field staff w...Read More

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