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Rajasthan Agriculture minister urges Centre to declare locust menace national disaster

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Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria on Friday urged the Central government to declare the menace of locusts a national disaster in the interest of farmers. During a video conference with the Union Agriculture Minister, Kataria also demanded the Centre to release the first instalment of centrally-sponsored schemes at the earliest. Kataria asked the Agriculture Insurance Company to pay the outstanding insurance claim of Rs 380 crore.