The country seems to be shedding its fight in opposition to the desert locust swarms because of a management failure at the Locust Warning Organization (LWO), in accordance to entomologist and retired main of the Directorate of Plant Defense Quarantine and Storage, VK Yadav.
Yadav served in the Union Agriculture Ministry from 1979 to 2012 in various positions. He rose from Deputy Locust Entomologist to Plant Defense Advisor to the Governing administration of India and Head of the Division at Directorate of Plant Defense, Quarantine and Storage. The LWO experiences to the Directorate of Plant Defense, Quarantine and Storage.
Yadav explained to BusinessLine that the latest head of the Directorate of Plant Defense, Quarantine and Storage is a non-technical particular person with no track record in entomology and agriculture sciences. The LWO is, hence, not functioning optimally.
Complacency at LWO
As the country did not facial area any major locust