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.
At a time when India is fighting with coronavirus, another threat in the name of locusts has arrived
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.
People in Pakistan’s Okara district have found a way to trap locusts to convert them into chicken feed
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
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
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