After conducting a review meeting with the Agriculture and Horticulture departments on Tuesday. Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa said that out of 550 HOPCOMS(Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society) outlets in the State, only 250 were working now.
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to take strict disciplinary action against those not reopening HOPCOMS.
According to Yediyurappa, scientists have assured the government that Karnataka would not be affected by locust swarms. Agriculture minister BC Patil said, “there was no need to be afraid as the swarm had diverted to other states. We were also afraid that it may reach Bidar, Kalaburagi or Yadagiri in North Karnataka and we had made preparations accordingly but luckily it diverted to other states.”
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