Bhubaneswar : CM of Odisha shri. Naveen Pattnaik to holds discussion with Agriculture secretary and other officials regarding tackling of Locusts today.
Swarm spotted in Koriya of Chhattisgarh has now moved towards MP. Advisory has been issued for 15 lakh farmers of Odisha & those residing in districts bordering with neighbouring States have been alerted.
A meeting to this effect was held here on Sunday.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Dean of the Odisha University of Agriculture Technology Lalit Mohan Gadnayak said that the Centre has apprised the state government of the possible locust attack in June. “As briefed by the Centre, the locust swarm will invade western Odisha in June. However, they will leave the state with the onset of rain,” he added.