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Second wave of locust invasion imminent; government mulls raising pest bounty to Rs 500 per kg

The government task force has suggested that the government raise the reward sum to encourage people to join the locust control drive, as use of pesticides could harm the environment and public health. Second wave of locust invasion imminent; government mulls raising pest bounty to Rs 500 per kg
New swarms of locusts, flying near the Nepal-India border, are expected to arrive on Tuesday. Post Photo: Manoj Paudel
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Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : July 13, 2020
Updated at : July 14, 2020 07:35
Kathmandu

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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