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

Rajasthan Agriculture minister urges Centre to declare locust menace as 'national disaster'

In view of the interest of farmers, the first installment of all schemes should be released immediately to the state, Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria said.

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

Locusts swarms arrive in Agra, drones used to spray insecticides

A resident, Nihal Singh who came out for a walk, said that a large number of locusts surfaced this early in the morning and it became difficult for the locals to even walk.

published on : 30th June 2020

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

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

MP: Locust swarms spotted above several Bhopal localities

Superintendent of Police (Fire Brigade) RS Nigwal told PTI spraying of pesticides had begun around Vallabh Bhawan and 74 Bungalows areas, adding the situation would be controlled soon.

published on : 16th June 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

Telangana gears up for possible locust attack

In Nizamabad, the district Agriculture Department officials have already alerted their staff and farmers to buckle for the battle.

published on : 12th June 2020

Locust swarms spotted in Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra

The swarms flew in from the Koltimara area in the west and descended over Borban, Chor Bahuli, Silari and Pipriya forest areas in the east, said Field director of Pench Tiger Reserve Ravikiran Govekar

published on : 9th 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

India's locust control depends on chemical spray alone, ignores natural methods: Expert

The Centre has plans to step up aerial spray using drones and helicopters.

published on : 1st June 2020
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