Locust control: ‘govt. ignoring non-chemical measures-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
He said they completly ignored non-chemical measures. Chaudhary said a number of effective non-chemical remedies were suggested by experts from India and abroad, including Chintala Venkata Reddy, an organic farmer from Telangana, who was awarded the Padma Shri this year, to control locusts without serious side-effects.
Chaudhary has requested the government to control locusts only through biological and non-chemical measures rather than hazardous chemical measures. “If chemical methods cannot be junked all together, then at least in the areas near the population and close to catchment and storage areas of waterbodies, the government must adopt the safer non-chemical measures instead of adopting chemical measures,” said Prof.