Locust Attack

Locust swarms: Centre takes various measures to prevent crop losses

Indian Air Force also has conducted trials in anti-locust operation by using a Mi-17 helicopter and the results are encouraging.

published on : 11th July 2020

Locust attack: NGT dismisses plea for implementation of Centre's contingency plan

The green panel said the plea is the same as filed in June earlier and it has only added that representation of the applicant has been ignored.

published on : 8th July 2020

70 per cent of locust population eliminated in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district

Swarms of locusts entered the Prayagraj district on Thursday and destroyed standing crops in the farms.

published on : 13th June 2020

Pakistan locust situation worsens as swarms enter via Afghanistan

Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam said the government was keeping a vigil on the movement of swarms of desert locusts.

published on : 12th June 2020

Jharkhand's border districts on high alert over probable locust attack

Locust swarms from Pakistan entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh threatening major damage to standing cotton crops and vegetables, a spokesperson of Ministry of Environment said.

published on : 3rd June 2020

NGT refuses plea for implementation of Centre's contingency plan to control locust attack

Gujarat and Maharashtra have also been impacted by the swarm of millions of insects which eat up crops in the field they attack, inflicting heavy crop damage.

published on : 1st June 2020

Kolar farmers fear locust invasion after video goes viral, officials say they're grasshoppers

Deputy Commissioner Sathyabhama said there was no need to worry, adding that farmers can carry on with their agricultural activities as good rain has been reported in various parts of the district

published on : 28th May 2020

Jhansi on alert against locusts, fire brigade ready to spray insecticide

A swarm had earlier attacked some parts of Jhansi district ion May 22 and 24 but an already alert administration, with the help of local people, eliminated over a half of it

published on : 27th May 2020

Officials tracking movement of locusts in Nagpur division

The swarms stretching up to 17 kms in length had first entered farms in Fetri, Khangaon in Katol in Nagpur district and in Ashti taluka in Wardha district over the weekend.

published on : 27th May 2020

Punjab CM seeks PM's intervention on locust attack

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Amarinder Singh said there has been a sustained attack of locust swarms on crops in the Rajasthan recently.

published on : 28th January 2020

Locust swarms from Pakistan devastate 3.6 lakh hectares of Rabi crop in Rajasthan

Experts say locust attacks were first reported in May in Rajasthan, but after a brief lull, bigger swarms attacked in December- January laying waste some 6,364 villages.

published on : 22nd January 2020

Punjab on alert as marauding locust army ravages wheat crop in Rajasthan

Locusts also known as 'tiddi dal' is a group of short-horned grasshoppers which multiplies during migration from long distances in destructive swarms and devours the vegetation wherever it settles.

published on : 21st January 2020