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Locust attack

Swarm Of Locust Reaches Kasganj, Agra; Gives Delhi A Miss For Now

Jun 28, 2020 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Pest control authorities in various districts of Haryana pressed into service vehicle-mounted sprayer, fire extinguisher vehicles and drones late at night and early in the morning to spray chemicals on Locusts.

Locusts A Potential Threat To Safe Flying, Can Even Cause Plane Crash: Experts

Jun 27, 2020 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Aviation experts say that locusts fly up to 3,000 feet high and can cause huge inconvenience in landing and taking off of an aircraft. However, at cruise level, which is at 10,000 feet, there is no problem.

Swarm Of Locusts Reaches Gurugram; Delhi On High Alert, Govt Holds Emergency Meeting

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai called an emergency meeting following the locust attack in Gurugram and asked the south and west districts’ administrations to remain on high alert.

From Beating ‘Thalis’ To Revving Tractors: Farmers Try Innovative Ways To Keep Locusts Away

Jun 08, 2020 Tabeenah Anjum

This year, the first locust attack happened on May 11 in Sri Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of Rajasthan. So far, 90,000 hectares in 20 districts have been affected due to the locust attack.

In Pics: Locust Attack In Rajasthan

So far 90,000 hectares in 20 districts of Rajasthan have been affected due to the locust attack. Swarms of locusts moved from Sri Ganganagar, Nagaur, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur towards other areas in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

03 June, 2020

Locust Attack: Why Doesn't Govt Use 'Most Potent Weapon', Helicopters, To Spray Chemicals?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Sources say that the government is trying to import kits for helicopters but it hasn’t materialised yet. So, as of now, sprayer-mounted vehicle and drone are the only options against Locusts.

01 June, 2020

Locust Attack: This Was Just Residue, Worst Is Yet To Come, Say Govt Authorities

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Globally, 30 countries face threats from locusts and the FAO has grouped these countries into three regional commissions -- Western, Central and Eastern Region -- for better mutual cooperation and coordination.

29 May, 2020

'Ferocious' Young Locusts Have Entered India This Time, And They Are A Bigger Threat

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

A young locust is far more dangerous for crops than a mature and older one. While the mature locusts cover shorter distances and focus more on breeding, the younger ones can fly 150 km in a day and devour green vegetation.

29 May, 2020

'Destroy Eggs, Spray Neem Oil': Maha University Suggests Ways To Tackle Locust Menace


Swarms of crop-eating locusts have spread across Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The fast-moving insects entered parts of Vidarbha in eastern Maharashtra earlier this week.

28 May, 2020

Delhi Govt Issues Advisory For Possible Locust Attack, Instructs Spraying Insecticides And Pesticides


Delhi's forest department is considering covering the saplings in its nurseries with polythene to protect them against the desert locust attack.

28 May, 2020

Locust Threat: How Centre And States Battling The Insect Attack

Outlook Web Bureau

After damaging crops in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, swarms of locusts entered Uttar Pradesh amid what is being described as the worst attack in 26 years.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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