Swarms of locusts have entered a forest area in Chhattisgarh's Koriya district from the neighbouring Madhya Pradesh state, prompting authorities to intensify efforts to tackle the menace, officials said on Monday.
On the recent locust attack in several parts of country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Mann Ki Baat stated that centre, state govt, agriculture dept are opting for measures to help farmers.
Farmers have also been asked to adopt some traditional modes like a drum, utensils beating, and crowd-voicing to chasing away the swarms of locusts
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A number of photos and videos showing 'locusts' in Mumbai emerged on Thursday, however, authorities denied any such activity. The videos claimed swarms of locusts flying over northern India had entered Mumbai.
Agriculture Department Joint Director A P Saini in an advisory issued on Wednesday asked the authorities to organise awareness programmes for public and farmers to prevent the attack of locusts in the national capital.
Amid a healthcare crisis, India is struck by another -- one triggered by little insects that can cause great agricultural damage. Locust swarms have made their way into many states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh.
About 90,000 hectares in 20 districts of Rajasthan have been affected due to the locust attack, an official said Thursday.
Bollywood legend Dharmendra shared the viral video of locust attack in Jaipur and asked fans to be careful and safe. Sharing the video, Dharmendra wrote, "Be careful.. we have faced it."
In a first, drones have been used in the Samod village in Chomu tehsil of Jaipur to clear the big swarm of locust which arrived there a day ago. The State agricultural department is using tailor-made drones given by the Union Ministry to clear locusts in the state.
After overrunning the crop fields in Rajasthan, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh, the locust swarm is now making it's presence felt in Maharashtra. The latest reports from Nagpur suggest that herds of locust swarm have attacked orange orchards in Ramtek and Mauda.
Locust attacks have taken India by storm. States including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh are badly hit by locust swarms. But where did they come from? A Pakistani connection is the most talked of in this regard.
Locusts, which look like common grasshoppers, come in swarms during dry spells and can destroy massive swathes of vegetation within days.
The Centre on Wednesday said it has approved a financial assistance of Rs 111.70 crore for Rajasthan, Manipur and Meghalaya for crop damage due to locust attack, drought and flood during the 2019-20 kharif season.
The locust swarms are harmful to crops, leading to agricultural damage, which eventually causes the possibility of famine and starvation. In order to deal with the situation, farmers in Madhya Pradesh were seen beating utensils.
Locusts have reached Amravati (Maharashtra) and Mandla (Madhya Pradesh) from Rajasthan and may enter the bordering districts of Chhattisgarh "in a day or two", official said.