LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar has dedicated his helicopter for the locust eradication campaign.
As per details, CM Punjab, Usman Buzdar has issued orders to conduct surveillance for locust in affected districts of Punjab.
A meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar in which measures taken to control locusts were reviewed.
Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Secretary Agriculture, Secretary Information, DGPDMA, and concerned officials attended the meeting.
Department of Agriculture and PDMA has issued instructions to the officials to use helicopters. Buzdar has ordered the concerned departments and agencies to be on 24-hour alert to protect the crops from locusts.
As per CM’s orders preparations should be made for possible locust attacks in June and July. An Anti-locust squad has been deployed in the field.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has issued orders to estimate the damage caused by locusts.
The Punjab government has provided resources of one billion rupees to eradicate locusts and to save the crops. According to Usman Buzdar, every possible step should be taken to stop the abnormal spread of locust.