Cotton trade body writes to Centre seeking early measures to control locust menace

Joseph B. Hash

The locust attack in elements of India is feared to pose a danger on the kharif cotton crop in the key growing States. The Cotton Affiliation of India (CAI) has appealed to the Centre for taking immediate steps to command the unfold of the menace. The CAI has penned letters […]

The locust attack in elements of India is feared to pose a danger on the kharif cotton crop in the key growing States. The Cotton Affiliation of India (CAI) has appealed to the Centre for taking immediate steps to command the unfold of the menace.

The CAI has penned letters to the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar trying to find urgent acceptable measures “for controlling these locusts’ attacks and also please suggest the concerned Central and State government companies to issue important tips to the farmers in get to protect their desire and jointly fight towards this menace,” Atul Ganatra, President, CAI stated in the letter despatched on Tuesday.

In a separate letter to the Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, Ganatra requested the Ministry to initiate acceptable steps “to get rid of the locusts’ attacks, which are developing havoc in some elements of our region.”

Locust presence is spotted in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra — all of the cotton growing States.

Cotton sowing in the North India has accomplished to the extent of eighty per cent of the kharif season’s total sowing. “Cotton sowing in the central and southern elements of India is likely to start out in the initially 7 days of June. These locusts are extremely risky and are feasting on all sorts of vegetation, vegetation and the standing crops. As per Meals and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), these locusts’ attacks will intensify in the months of June/July and can demolish the cotton crop in these States considering that all these states are cotton growing states,” stated Ganatra requesting rapid combat steps.

The States, put together, create about 236.5 lakh bales (each individual of 170 kg) or seventy one per cent of India’s total cotton generation approximated for 2019-twenty.

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May well 27, 2020

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