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

Elvera Bartels

The locust assault in elements of India is feared to pose a threat on the kharif cotton crop in the critical expanding States. The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has appealed to the Centre for taking instant actions to regulate the distribute of the menace.

The CAI has written letters to the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar looking for urgent appropriate methods “for managing these locusts’ attacks and also remember to recommend the worried Central and Point out authorities organizations to concern needed recommendations to the farmers in order to defend their interest and jointly struggle against this menace,” Atul Ganatra, President, CAI stated in the letter sent on Tuesday.

In a individual letter to the Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, Ganatra asked for the Ministry to initiate appropriate actions “to get rid of the locusts’ attacks, which are developing havoc in some elements of our nation.”

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