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SOURCE: AFGHAN MEDIA

India has supplied 40,000 liters of Malathion to the people of Afghanistan through Chabahar port, to fight the locusts menace. Malathion is an environment friendly pesticide, which can be used with minimal amount of water and is best suited for arid regions. This assistance helps in locusts control and ensure crops protection and food security in Afghanistan and the Central Asian region.

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is grateful of the Government of the Republic of India and its people for supplying 40,000 liters of chemical material (Malathion) in the agriculture sector, to prevent the locusts menace, that the mentioned assistance arrived today through Chabahar port.

The mentioned assistance not only helps in preventing locusts in Afghanistan, but also prevents locusts coming from Central Asian countries, especially Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and is effective on crops in the region. The two trucks of Malathion (40,000 liters) which are supplied by the people of India, officially handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan today.

Agriculture and livestock are inclusive sectors of humanity, which its benefits and harms are same for everyone, Afghanistan is a war-torn and backward country, and any country that assists with us in the field of disease prevention, research, promotion of mechanization and marketing of agriculture and livestock sectors, is considered as cooperation with humanity.