No threat of locust attack in TN: State govt

Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government, here on Saturday, assured farmers that they didn't face the threat of desert locust attack and their movement would be monitored.

In a statement, the government said farmers could get in touch with the agricultural department officials if they see grasshopper in large numbers.

Grasshoppers found in some districts were of local species and not the desert locust seen in North India, it said and added, normal grasshoppers were part of the life chain and there were about 250 species of them in Tamil Nadu.

Some species do good to farms by erating pests, it added.

The Locust Warning Organisation, which comes under the central government, sends information on locust movement to all the states daily.



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