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Fighting locusts: Govt carries out operation covering 3 lakh hectare area across states

Over 200 central government personnel are engaged in locust control operations across various states in India. In addition to this, 20 spray equipments have been received and are deployed for locust control, the government said.

A man holds a locust in Bikaner, Rajasthan.(PTI)
A man holds a locust in Bikaner, Rajasthan.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshit Saxena

Declare locust menace a national disaster, Rajasthan minister urges Centre

During a video conference with the Union Agriculture Minister, Rajasthan agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria also demanded the Centre to release the first instalment of centrally-sponsored schemes at the earliest.

Giving information about crop loss in the state due to locusts, state agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria asked the Agriculture Insurance Company to pay the outstanding insurance claim of Rs 380 crore for Kharif-2019 of farmers as soon as possible.(File photo)
Giving information about crop loss in the state due to locusts, state agriculture minister Lalchand Kataria asked the Agriculture Insurance Company to pay the outstanding insurance claim of Rs 380 crore for Kharif-2019 of farmers as soon as possible.(File photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Jaipur | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Locust swarms reach NCR, race over to UP

Swarms appeared over the skies of Delhi and its satellite cities, Gurugram and Faridabad, on Saturday at mid-morning.

Locusts swarm MG Road, near MGF Metropolitan Mall, in Gurugram on Saturday.(HT photo)
Locusts swarm MG Road, near MGF Metropolitan Mall, in Gurugram on Saturday.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 03:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

DGCA says locust swarms pose threat to aircraft during landing and takeoff phase, issues guidelines

India is battling the worst desert locust invasion in more than 21 years. The crop-destroying swarms first attacked Rajasthan and have now spread to Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Pitot and static sources can also get partially or fully blocked while flying through locust swarms, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.Photo:-HT
Pitot and static sources can also get partially or fully blocked while flying through locust swarms, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.Photo:-HT
Updated on May 29, 2020 06:41 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Delhi issues advisory to tackle locust threat as capital braces for attack

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory on preventive measures to control a probable locust attack in the national capital.

Huge swarms of locusts sitting on the trees in the village in Jaipur on Monday.(ANI photo)
Huge swarms of locusts sitting on the trees in the village in Jaipur on Monday.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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