Parliamentary panel on farm issues meets Tuesday, agenda includes locust attacks
Locust attacks this time have been severe, happening several times in parts of Rajastham, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana
The trans-boundary locust swarms are currently threatening to impact kharif crop season in rural areas
NEW DELHI: The Parliamentary committee on agriculture will meet Tuesday to discuss the impact of locust attack in the country and do a stock taking on steps taken to deal with the problem. The meeting of the committee, first since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in March, will specifically look into the impact locust attacks have had on farming sector and the need for a national policy to deal with it.