The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF), in cooperation with Muscat Municipality, is continuing its campaign to control desert locusts in several areas of Muscat such as Bausher, Qurm, Al Khuwayr and Wadi Adai, and six wilayats of North Sharqiyah. MoAF has said that desert locust control operations started in the villages of North Sharqiyah on Monday.
Control operations have been conducted in the wilayats of Ibra, Mudhaibi, Al Qabel, Wadi Bani Khalid, Dima Wa al Taien and steps have been taken to ensure that the necessary supplies are available for the operations.
MoAF is also making efforts to identify locust hotspots, take steps to reduce their reproduction and curb damage to agricultural crops. The ministry urges keepers of livestock to be cautious and not graze animals for ten days.
The ministry has urged everyone to cooperate with it keeping public interest in mind.
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