Meeting held to discuss locusts’ attack in Sindh
Sindh Minister for Agriculture Muhammad Ismail Rahoo and Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah co-chaired an important meeting regarding locusts control in various districts of the Sindh, at the Sindh secretariat here. Senior member board of revenue, secretary agriculture, DG plant protection, DG Sindh Agriculture extension were present on the occasion while divisional commissioners participated in the meeting through video link, said a statement on Tuesday.
Mumtaz Ali Shah said that as per reports there was an appearance of the locusts in districts of Jamshoro, Matyari, SBA, Sanghar, Nushehroferoz and Khiarpur. He said that it’s very serious issue which must be eradicated through the joint efforts of the all stakeholders.
The Director General Plant protection department informed the meeting that teams and resources including the pesticides and sprays through airplanes are the parts of the operation. Close coordinated efforts by the stakeholders including Food Agriculture Organization (UN), divisional & district administration, Sindh agriculture department Board of Revenue is continued to eradicate the menace, he added. He also informed the meeting that locusts travelled to Sindh from Iran via Baluchistan and an operation in this regard is being carried out in Baluchistan too.