Locust attack: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

How different is modern method from the traditional method of locust control?

Published: August 31, 2020

Desert locust attack had been a lifelong problem for farmers residing in subcontinent primarily in India, and Pakistan. Traditionally, when technology was not developed, the farmers used to destroy the breeding ground itself, if any left from this, they use to kill locust larvae before it could even fly. Apart from this, the farmer used ..

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FAO issues Locust alert to India

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 5, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations issued locust alert for India. According to the organization, India should remain on “high alert” for the next four weeks. Highlights India is currently under the worst locust attack in 26 years. Rajasthan is the most affected state due to locust attack. ..

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Indian Air Force develops Airborne Locust Control System

Published: July 1, 2020

The Indian Air Force has developed an airborne locust control system that can be integrated with Mi-17 helicopters. Highlights The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has signed an agreement with the UK firm to modify Mi-17 helicopters to spray pesticides in order to control locust breeding. The modified aircrafts are to be supplied ..

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Make in India: Locust Control Sprayer

Published: June 24, 2020

The trials of Locust Control ULV sprayer under Make in India initiative were conducted in Ajmer and Bikaner and were successful. The trials were conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights According to the United Nations, India is the first country to control locusts through drones. The GoI has also issued Standard ..

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Pakistan skips crucial talks with India to tackle locust attacks

Published: June 19, 2020

Pakistan did not attend the crucial meeting with India to tackle the recent locust attacks that caused a huge damage to crops in both the countries. The Pakistan foreign office had earlier stated that Pakistan and India are cooperating with each other to address the locust issue under a forum administered by the FAO. Both ..

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