KATHMANDU, JULY 12
To add to the fears of the farmers two new groups of locusts have entered Nepal today. As per the Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre (PQPMC) two new groups of locusts were seen in Dang district this morning.
As per the centre, those groups of locusts travelled to Nepal via Sitapur and Baharaich area of Uttar Pradesh in India and reached ward no 2 and 3 of Gadhawa Rural Municipality of Dang.
The centre has said that these new groups of locusts might have a huge impact in Pyuthan and Arghakhanchi districts. “There is a high risk of these new groups of locusts reaching Pyuthan and Arghakhanchi and they might affect the crops there. Hence, the centre has directed concerned authorities to remain alert and use