A locust’s outbreak is spreading rapidly throughout six Provinces in Iran, according to state – run news agencies.
“The country’s food security will be threatened if the crisis of desert locusts attacking our six southern provinces is not controlled. The 10 billion tomans credit has yet to be approved for this matter,” Head of the Grains Protection Organization said.
IRNA, a state-run web site writes that a large spread of these locusts can cover 1,000 square kilometers and can destroy 100,000 tons of vegetation every day.
“Despite sending letters and requests to the Minister of Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, and the Crisis Management Organization, no budget has been allocated to this issue,” said Mohammad Reza Dargahi, head of the Grains Protection Organization.
These locusts are either from the desert or sea species, which are the most dangerous species, have been spread by wet waves from the Arabian Peninsula to Iran, and have swarmed the fields of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Fars, Hormozgan, southern Kerman and Sistan and Baluchistan.
According to documents and reports, the last Locusts Surge in Iran dates back to 1961 and 1963, which has caused many damages. But in the last 40 years, there has not been such a situation.
Undoubtedly, such a situation is the result of the plundering, mismanagement, and negligence of the regime, and its officials, which have inflicted irreparable damage to the Iranian environment over the past 40 years.
The recent flood that lasts for a month is not a natural disaster, but because of the lack of compliance with expert technical discussions in the construction of dams, which are often under the control of the Revolutionary Guards, the lack of dredging rivers, construction near rivers and river courses, have caused losing of human lives and environmental devastation.
A blast that killed hundreds of Iranians and affected about 12 million people.