June 27, 2020 07:58 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

 President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Kumari Selja has expressed concern over the locust swarm entering the state. She said that due to the failures of this government, the farmers of the state were facing heavy losses. She has demanded the state government to take immediate steps to save crops of the farmers from locusts and to compensate those farmers, whose crops have been damaged.

Kumari Selja said that the locust swarm caused heavy damage to crops in districts Mahendragarh, Rewari, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Faridabad and other parts of the state. Besides, danger of locust swarm was surfacing other parts of the state as well.

Kumari Selja said that due to the failures of the government, the farmers were already in a tense situation in this epidemic and lockdown. The farmers had to suffer heavy losses due to rain and hailstorm that occurred before harvesting. But the government has not yet compensated the farmers for this loss. Farmers have also suffered big losses in crop procurement. At the same time, the increase in diesel prices in this sowing season has broken the back of farmers. Epidemic, unplanned lockdown, increase in diesel prices and now this locust swarm outbreak has become a problem for the farmers of the state.

She said that for the last several days, the locust swarm was expected to enter Haryana, yet the government did not make any preparations to deal with it. Today, due to the failures of the government, farmers have to suffer huge losses. The Govt. should immediately take steps to save crops from locust swarm and give compensation to farmers, whose crops have been damaged by locusts, by conducting special girdawari without any delay.

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