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A man beats a utensil to drive away a swarm of locusts, during the total lockdown imposed by the state government for three consecutive days, in Lucknow.

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Farmers look at the swarm of locusts at a field, in Sirsa district.

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The Indian Air Force has successfully designed and developed an Airborne Locust Control System on Mi-17 helicopters for tackling the locust attacks, in New Delhi. A team of Test Pilots and Test Engineers of Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment, Bangalore have successfully carried out ground and airborne trials of ALCS on a modified Mi-17 helicopter.

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A helicopter, well equipped for the aerial spray to eliminate the swarms of locusts, takes off after its flag-off ceremony by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (unseen), in Greater Noida.

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A helicopter, well equipped for the aerial spray to eliminate the swarms of locusts, takes off after its flag-off ceremony by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (unseen), in Greater Noida.

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Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar flags off a helicopter, well equipped for the aerial spray of pesticides to eliminate the swarms of locusts, in Greater Noida.

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A swarm of locusts flies over the walled city, in Jaipur. More than half of North Indian cities are affected by invasion by these crop-munching insects.

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A swarm of locusts fly past a DLF building, in Gurugram.

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Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

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Swarms of locust in Gurgaon.

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Locusts swarm a residential area of Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say an outbreak of desert locusts is spreading across the country posing a threat to food security.

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A man looks at a swarm of locusts flying over a field, in Prayagraj.

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Swarms of locust seen in the backdrop of under-construction buildings during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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A swarm of locusts on a tree, in Bhopal.

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A team of agricuture department sprays insecticide to ward off swarms of locust flying over a field in a village on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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Swarms of locust fly over a field in a village on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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A man rides a bike as a swarm of locusts fly over a field, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Fire-fighters spray pesticides on swarm of locusts seen in a field at Deori village, on the outskirts of Jabalpur. According to agriculture department officials the locust invasion that has devoured crops of over one lakh hectare of land so far, is likely to witness a resurgence in the upcoming weeks due to monsoon.

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Children attempt to drive away a swarm of locusts flying over a field, in Prayagraj.

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A child attempts to chase away a swarm of locusts over a field in the outskirts of Prayagraj.

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A farmer shows dead locusts at a farm after spraying of pesticides by an agriculture department team, on locust swarms, on the outskirts of Ajmer.

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Children beat utensils to drive away a swarm of locusts, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Beawar. Locusts arriving from neighbouring Pakistan are threatening livelihoods of local farmers and cattle herders in Rajasthan.

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A man rides a bicycle as a swarm of locusts fly over a field, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Beawar.

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A swarm of locusts fly over a field, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Beawar. Locusts arriving from neighbouring Pakistan are threatening livelihoods of local farmers and cattle herders in Rajasthan.

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Swarms of locust in Bikaner. Locust swarms are reportedly damaging crops around the area creating a threat on the livelihood of farmers.

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Dead locusts at a farm after pesticide spraying by Rajasthan Agricultre department team on locust swarms in Jarmunda Village, Jamva Ramgarh Tehsil of Jaipur district.

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Dead locusts at a farm after pesticide spraying by Rajasthan Agricultre department team on locust swarms in Jarmunda Village, Jamva Ramgarh Tehsil of Jaipur district.

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Locusts swarm above a mango tree orchard in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say an outbreak of desert locusts is spreading across the country posing a threat to food security.

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Swarm of locusts seen abive a field in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.

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This grab made from video provided by KK Productions, shows locusts swarming over city and near by area in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. India is grappling with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a months long lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.

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Swarms of locust in the walled city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. More than half of Rajasthan’s 33 districts are affected by invasion by these crop-munching insects.

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Children play amid swarms of locusts at Fatehgarh Salla village near Beawar. Locust swarms are reportedly damaging crops around the area creating a threat on the livelihood of farmers.

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A Samburu man who works for a county disaster team identifying the location of the locusts, holds one on his hand near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya.

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A Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame.

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A view of locusts attack affected field in Tharad taluka of Banaskatha district, Gujarat.

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A man spray locusts pesticides to control locusts attack affected field in Tharad taluka of Banaskatha district, Gujarat.

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R.C.Faldu, Gujrat Minister of Agriculture and Rural development visit locusts attack affected areas in Tharad taluka of Banaskatha district, Gujrat.

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