Locust Attack in India 2020: Swarms of locust Insects attack crops in Several States & Affects Nagpur, Vidarbha

By | May 26, 2020

Locust Attack in India 2020: Swarms of locust Insects attack crops in Several States & Affects Nagpur, Vidarbha Latest News:

Locust Attack in India

The swarms in India came from Iran and Pakistan, but the situation has been brought under control with the help of pesticides and specialist equipment. Although extent of damage is to be assessed but there’s no major loss.

The locusts have now entered several states including Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan faces a major hurdle, as the destruction of crops by locusts have affected the livelihoods of thousands of farmers in the state.

A number of timely measures and a change in wind direction have prevented a spread and large-scale damage to the rapeseed and cumin seed crops, the officials said. The outbreak began late last year in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Three villages in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, which shares a border with Pakistan’s desert areas, came under fresh locust attacks in January. In Gujarat, locust attacks in December damaged crops, mainly rapeseed and cumin seed, planted on about 17,000 hectares.

These locusts damaged vegetable and orange crops. Farmers resorted to shouting and spraying of insecticides to get rid of them. We distributed insecti

Parts of western Rajasthan have destroyed crops spread over at least 3,50,000 hectares of land. The districts adversely affected by the large scale coordinated attacks by locusts include Sri Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Churu and Nagpur.

India has been able to bring swarms of desert locusts under control in two key oilseed producing states.

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