Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi promises to help states fighting with locusts
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to help the states dealing with locust attack these days. He made the announcement during his monthluy radio address Mann Ki Baat.
“Many parts of the country are under locust attack. These attacks have reminded us that how much damage this small insect could cause. A huge area gets affected by this attack,” PM Modi said.
“Adopting new innovations, I am confident that we will be able to deal with this crisis in agricultura sector,” he added.
Locust swarms have come from Pakistan and majorly affected Indian states - Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, causing severe damage to the cotton crops and vegetables.
There are three major regions - Dausa in Rajasthan, Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh - where the locusts have attacked predominately.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked people to burst firecrackers and beat drums to prevent attacks by locust swarms.