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.
Accordingly, the airport was kept at high alert as operations could have bee n affected due to the incoming locust swarm.
It was the fourth time that his village was invaded by the insects, the farmer said.
The Centre has plans to step up aerial spray using drones and helicopters.
Normally a once-in-30-years phenomenon, this biblical-style plague from the sky has only added to the misery of the corona virus lockdown.
Instructions have been issued to officials to list elaborate details about the dangers posed by locusts and precautions need to be taken.
Advisory issued even as officials say they believe TN faces no threat.
Locusts have reached Amravati (Maharashtra) and Mandla (Madhya Pradesh) from Rajasthan and may enter the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh 'in a day or two', an official said.
The Rajasthan government has made an emergency plan to deal with it and preparations are being made to spray insecticides from drones in remote inaccessible areas for effective control measures.
The locusts have damaged crops in about 9,000 hectares in districts of like Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer Barmer, Jodhpur and Nagaur over the past 10 days.
Nokha insisted that the government must compensate the farmers whose crops have been destroyed by the locust.