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Should India adopt idea of turning locusts into chicken feed?

First Published May 29, 2020, 1:28 PM IST
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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

 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.

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
 

 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

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

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

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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