Should India adopt idea of turning locusts into chicken feed?
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