Locusts

Locust swarms sweep into central UP, Lucknow gears up for possible invasion

At the micro-level, farmers' teams have been constituted at the block level and have been asked to alert the authorities as soon as they spot any swarm of locusts in their area.

published on : 29th June 2020

Danger not averted yet: Officials as Delhi dodges locust attack

Accordingly, the airport was kept at high alert as operations could have bee n affected due to the incoming locust swarm.

published on : 27th June 2020

Teams from Rajasthan deputed to help in controlling locust swarm in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh: Centre

Ground control teams are constantly tracking them and will undertake major control operations once they settle down.

published on : 27th June 2020

Locust attack in Rajasthan village, farmer says crops destroyed

It was the fourth time that his village was invaded by the insects, the farmer said.

published on : 27th June 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Locusts attack crops, trees in Banda, Mahoba districts

Farmers said the locusts attacked vegetables sown in one kilometre area in an hour and returned to the jungles in Madhya Pradesh.

published on : 19th June 2020

India slams Pakistan for refusal to join meeting to discuss locust menace

India had proposed to Pakistan and Iran for a coordinated approach in dealing with the alarming threat of fast-increasing desert locusts in the region.

published on : 18th June 2020

Locusts from Pakistan arrive in Gujarat's Banaskantha district

Late last year, swarms of locusts coming from Pakistan ravaged crops over 25,000 hectares in the districts of Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch and Mehsana in Gujarat.

published on : 18th 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

Telangana on high alert as locust swarms near State border

The locusts are now concentrated at Ajani village in Ramtek in Maharashtra, which is 200 km from the State border. 

published on : 11th June 2020

Another locust attack likely in a few weeks: Officials

For the first time, a team of 25 drones is being prepared to fight the locust swarm, which will be ready in a day or two.

published on : 9th June 2020

Hope shall spring from despair

Some whose homes have disappeared overnight, while others have been trapped within their homes and are now taking their first tentative steps in the outside world, fearing the wrath of a tiny virus.

published on : 7th June 2020

Panic at Telangana's BG Kothur village after farmers spot locusts

A panicky situation prevailed at BG Kothur village in the district on Wednesday after farmers spotted locusts on the trees near some brick kilns in their village.

published on : 4th June 2020

WATCH | Locals in Rajasthan's Bikaner beat utensils, burst crackers to drive away locusts

Councillor Ram Dayal Pancharia said that seeing the swarm of locusts, people started making efforts to get rid off them by beating utensils and bursting firecrackers.

published on : 3rd 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
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