Should India adopt idea of turning locusts into chicken feed?

First Published 29, May 2020, 1:28 PM

Pakistan is turning the locust attack into an opportunity by converting it into chicken feed. People in Pakistan's Okara district trap locusts which are turned into high-protein chicken feed by animal feed mills.

<p> At a time when India is fighting with coronavirus, another threat in the name of locusts has arrived</p>

 At a time when India is fighting with coronavirus, another threat in the name of locusts has arrived

<p>With India battling the worst desert locust outbreak in three decades, the crop-destroying insects have now spread to Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh after arriving in Rajasthan.</p>

With India battling the worst desert locust outbreak in three decades, the crop-destroying insects have now spread to Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh after arriving in Rajasthan.

<p> People in Pakistan’s Okara district have found a way to trap locusts to convert them into chicken feed<br />
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 People in Pakistan’s Okara district have found a way to trap locusts to convert them into chicken feed
 

<p>Pakistan’s Okara district offers a sustainable solution in which farmers earn money by trapping locusts that are turned into high-protein chicken feed by animal feed mills</p>

Pakistan’s Okara district offers a sustainable solution in which farmers earn money by trapping locusts that are turned into high-protein chicken feed by animal feed mills

<p>RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s (SJM) national co-convener Ashwani Mahajan has suggested that India should also take a cue from their idea and turn the locust threat into a possible opportunity</p>

RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s (SJM) national co-convener Ashwani Mahajan has suggested that India should also take a cue from their idea and turn the locust threat into a possible opportunity

<p>This is actually a brainchild of Muhammad Khurshid, a civil servant in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, and Johar Ali, a biotechnologist from the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council</p>

This is actually a brainchild of Muhammad Khurshid, a civil servant in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, and Johar Ali, a biotechnologist from the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

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