There is a risk that a limited number of locusts may have migrated from North-East Somalia on the Indo-Pakistani border area in the remainder of this month, the Food and agriculture organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Tuesday.
In the latter situation, the FAO said that in Somalia, ground and aerial control operations are underway against immature SWARMS in the North of the plateau between Hargeisa and Garowe. The pack headed East, through the North, and they can continue their passage across the Indian ocean, to reach the summer breeding on both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.
“Control operations against Hopper groups and bands in the Nagarparkar area of the southeastern province of Sindh near the Indian border with Pakistan. Groups of adults are formed in Tharparkar and Cholistan deserts where lying is expected in areas that have already received monsoon rains. This will cause a further increase in locust numbers as hatching and Hopper forming groups will happen in the coming weeks,” FAO said.
About the situation in India, the organization says that an adult in the pack, which ripen throughout Rajasthan, where the clutch is on many fronts. Still, there are several Hopper groups and bands, but significant hatching is expected in the coming weeks. In recent time there were no reports of additional locusts in the Northern States, like most adults in the pack, back in Rajasthan, as expected.
“We have eyes on the updates of FAO and terrestrial situations. Every effort is made to locust control. Still, state authorities and organisations, jointly controlled locust in about three and a half area lakh hectares,” said KL in Yandex., Deputy Director of the organization of the Locust warning (low).
The world meteorological organization (WMO) said recently that attacks locusts pose a serious threat to food security in East Africa, India and Pakistan as a result of changing climatic conditions, which may be associated with human activities.
A specialized Agency of the United Nations stated, extreme weather events and climate change such as increasing temperature and precipitation in desert areas and strong winds associated with tropical cyclones, to provide new conditions for breeding of pests, development and migration.
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