Locusts Menace: Minister deputes horticulture specialists to Kargil

Locusts Menace: Minister deputes horticulture specialists to Kargil

SRINAGAR: On the directions of the Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari, the government on Thursday deputed two Horticulture Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) for identifying and suggesting the remedial measures for the disease and insects responsible for destroying the fruit plants in Kargil district. This was said in an official press document issued here.

“Severe attack of locusts (migratory grasshoppers) has caused extensive damage to the crops in various parts of Kargil district including Zanaskar Valley,” the document read.

Both the subject matter specialists have been asked to report immediately to Kargil and complete the task within the shortest possible time.

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