PM Modi did not rest till solution was found: Vedanta Resources chairman

PM Modi spent sleepless nights when India witnessed locust assaults in 2020, Anil Agarwal tweeted.

Amid the continued farmers’ protest, Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal on Saturday stated farmers are Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest precedence. Sharing an attention-grabbing anecdote, Agarwal stated throughout final yr’s locust assault, PM Modi referred to as everywhere in the world to discover a answer. He had insisted on airlifting machines from the UK in order that the deliveries will be made first, Agarwal recounted.

“Our PM Shri @narendramodi has biggest precedence for the farmers and is at all times serious about how he might help them. I bear in mind an incident throughout the locust assault final yr,” Vedanta chairman wrote on Twitter.

“He had sleepless nights & referred to as everywhere in the world to discover a answer. He insisted on airlifting the machines in order that the deliveries of the machines from UK might be fast-tracked. He didn’t relaxation until an answer was discovered,” he added.

Northern and northwestern states of India witnessed an enormous locust assault in March 2020. The ministry of agriculture signed a contract with the UK’s Micron to change two Mi-17 helicopters for spraying atomised pesticide which might arrest locust breeding. However the agency stated it might have the ability to provide solely from September 2020 due to Covid-19. Later, the Indian Air Power undertook the duty of indigenously designing and growing an airborne locust management system for Mi-17 helicopters.


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