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Tag: Locust Attack

UN Warns India Of Locust Attack, Choppers Pressed Into Service

New Delhi: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned India of major locusts attacks in the coming days, following which the government has intensified its efforts to tackle the menace. The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said on Sunday that a new dimension has been added by using […]

Locust Attack: After Invading UP, Swarms Enter Nepal

Lucknow: Several districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Prayagraj, Pratapgarh, Bhadohi, Azamgarh and Ambedkar Nagar, have been facing locust attacks in the past 48 hours. In Uttar Pradesh, desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) swarms have invaded several districts in the past 48 hours and attacked trees and crops. The UP Agriculture Department said that the […]

Swarms Of Locusts Seen In Several Parts Of Gurugram

Gurugram: Swarms of locusts were reported in several parts of Gurugram district on Saturday. Locusts were seen in Rajendra Park of sector 5, Surat Nagar, Dhanwapur, Palam Vihar, Maruti factory in sector 18, Sector 17 DLF phase 1 and many other places in old and new Gurugram. Residents of Gurugram were surprised due to the […]

Locust Threat Resurfaces For Odisha Amid Monsoon

Bhubaneswar: After a brief lull, the fear of possible desert locust attack has again gripped the farmers in some regions of Odisha bordering with Chhattisgarh following reports of a fresh swarm entering the neighbour State. According to reports, swarm of locusts from Madhya Pradesh have entered Bharatpur area of Koriya district in Chhattisgarh. Earlier on […]