In Today’s News:
- FAO issues locust alert for India.
1. FAO issues locust alert for India.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization has alerted India which is tackling the worst locust attack to remain on “high alert ” during the next four weeks. The Indian Government has been continuously working to tackle the locusts’ menace through drones and Bell helicopters. Rajasthan is the most affected state in the country due to locusts. Other North Indian states are also affected.
Prelims GS – Environment
- The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
- FAO leads international efforts in defeating hunger.
- The goal of FAO: To achieve food security and make sure that people have access to enough high-quality foods to lead active healthy lives.
- Headquarters of FAO: Rome, Italy.
Refer to Prelims content of Harmful effects of Locusts and Locust Warning Organization on 2nd June 2020.
Mains GS3 – Environment
Locust Control Measures:
Refer Mains content of Locust Control Measures on 2nd June 2020.
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