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

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

Locusts, sparrows and the global warming link

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.

published on : 31st May 2020

Overnight operations in Jhansi to clear swarms of locusts

Instructions have been issued to officials to list elaborate details about the dangers posed by locusts and precautions need to be taken.

published on : 28th May 2020

Tamil Nadu government issues advisory to farmers on locust

Advisory issued even as officials say they believe TN faces no threat. 

published on : 28th May 2020

Locust menace: Chhattisgarh farmers, agriculture department on alert

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.

published on : 27th May 2020

Locust attack may affect more Rajasthan districts in 2020: Officials

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.

published on : 18th May 2020

Amidst coronavirus crisis, locusts create trouble for farmers in Rajasthan

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.

published on : 12th May 2020

With basket of locusts, BJP MLA seeks compensation for farmers in Rajasthan Assembly

Nokha insisted that the government must compensate the farmers whose crops have been destroyed by the locust.

published on : 24th January 2020