Government plans to declare locust swarm attacks as natural disaster: MP Agriculture Minister

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 28 (ANI): The state Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel on Thursday said that the government is planning to declare the locust swarm attacks as natural disaster, following a survey on the losses accrued to them.

“Farmers will be able to get compensation for the losses due to locust swarm attacks when the problem is declared a natural disaster,” Patel said.

The Minister further said that the government is not only planning to eliminate locusts but their eggs too for long-term relief from their attacks.

He added that the government is discussing measures to control locusts with scientists.

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