Locust Control

The Department has a network of locust outposts in both the winter-spring as well as summer-monsoon breeding zone. In case of any locust outbreak, the Department has to do two types of the locust control operations:

1. Ground control operations
2. Aerial control operations

In case when there is a normal outbreak and upsurges of locust population it can be controlled by using the option No.1 for which the Department possess 14 exhaust fitted 4x4 vehicles, but in extreme cases of locust invasion, where the ability of ground control units reaches to its saturation point, then there is left no alternative except the option No. 2, which the Department has exercised during 1978, 1983, 1989, 1993 & 1997 very successfully.