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$5.4m Needed to Fight Desert Locusts

$5.4m Needed to Fight Desert Locusts$5.4m Needed to Fight Desert Locusts

The Plant Protection Organization has received 200 billion rials ($1.3 million) from the government to battle desert locusts that have swarmed southern Iran, while at least $5.45 million more are needed to fight the pest, the spokesman of the organization affiliated with Agriculture Ministry said.
“The amount we have received is enough to launch measures, but Plant Protection Organization has put in a request with the Plan and Budget Organization for the allocation of more funds as soon as possible,” Mohammad Reza Mir was also quoted as saying by IRNA.

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