Assam CM directs swift action on caterpillar menace
The armyworm menace has resulted in the heavy damage to the standing crops in many hectares of agricultural land in the state.
The Assam CM said that the swarming caterpillar attack on the farming lands has been taken very seriously by the Government and all efforts have been made for swift and immediate action to control the situation.
For that purpose, Deputy Commissioners themselves have been directed to go for field verification so that the armyworm menace can be prevented from affecting more farming lands.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)