KP Govt allocates Rs33b in budget to cope with locust swarms


PESHWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Agriculture Mohibullah has said that locust swarms were posing threat to crops and fruits in the province however the government was taking measures in coordination with line department to destroy the invasion.

Responding to a call attention notice of JUI-F member Naeema Kishwar in provincial assembly, he said the provincial government immediately declared emergency in Tank and DI Khan districts after the locust attack and 450 million rupees grant was released to cope with the emergency.

He said that with the help of federal government, NDMA, Pak Army and district administrations the locust invasion was countered and no major damage was reported from any part of the province.

He said the government has allocated Rs33 billion in the budget 2020-21 in PSDP to cope with locust swarms.

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