Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Locust numbers are said to cross the economic threshold level when their numbers cross 10,000 adults per hectare (one hectare equals 2.4 acre). Beyond this limit, the pest become economically ruinous and needs aggressive control.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 06:45 AM IST
India has faced its worst desert locust invasions in decades this year and prompted the government to deploy helicopters and drones for spraying insecticide.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshit Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:47 PM IST
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.
Sitapur | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:32 AM IST
Farmers and officials of the administration on Saturday scared away the locusts out of the fields by clanging thalis and producing sounds, however not before crops in more than half a dozen areas of the district including Machhehata, Misrikh, Khairabad, Biswan, Mahmudabad, Pisawan were destroyed.
Jaipur | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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.
Dholpur, Rajasthan | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 11:09 AM IST
A group of 10-15 locust swarms were seen in the area earlier as well. This time, they entered again through Madhya Pradesh.
Nairobi | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:59 PM IST
For months, a large part of East Africa has been caught in a cycle with no end in sight as millions of locusts became billions, nibbling away the leaves of both crops and the brush that sustains the livestock so important to many families.
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:04 PM IST
The FAO has warned that although locust control operations are in place, a northerly movement of the swarms in these countries is on the cards.
Hindustan Times, Noida | By Kushagra Dixit
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Favourable wind direction prevented the locusts— who had come from Palwal, in Haryana—from entering the city on Sunday, officials said, adding that with the current environmental conditions– high moisture and incessant rains— another swarm may enter the region soon.
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UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 01:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 07:38 AM IST
According to the information given by the ministry, all the groups of locust swarms are being tracked by teams of the state agriculture departments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, local administrations and officials of the Central Locust Warning Organisation, and control operations are underway.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:51 AM IST
Swarms appeared over the skies of Delhi and its satellite cities, Gurugram and Faridabad, on Saturday at mid-morning.
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabawal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Swarms of locusts from Rajasthan after passing through Mahendragarh district of Haryana settled in various villages of Jatusana and Khol blocks in Rewari district on Friday evening.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:21 PM IST
News agency ANI tweeted clips of the pests flying over Sector 5 in Palam Vihar of the city and in areas along Gurugram-Dwarka Expressway.
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 10:11 AM IST
A swarm of desert locusts spread over more than a kilometre entered Bhopal from the neighbouring Sehore district at about 9am on Tuesday.
Ajmer | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Earlier on Sunday, the Agriculture Department of Rajasthan Government had said that locust attacks were controlled in 11,6091 hectares at 383 places after surveying 14,80858 hectares.
Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Locust swarms from Pakistan have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh threatening major damage to standing cotton crops and vegetables.
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The government said the chances of locust attack are high in Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Bargarh districts .
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:53 AM IST
“It was a small swarm, and spread across 1km-by-1km,” Suwa Lal Jat, joint director of plant protection in Rajasthan’s agriculture department said on Monday.
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 07:34 AM IST
It’s the second time in a week that a drone had been deployed to spray pesticide on locust swarms in Jaipur district. A drone sent by the central government for locust control operations was used on swarms of the insect in Samode, about 40km north-west of Jaipur, on the night of May 26.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The Locust Warning Organisation (LWO) sprayed Malathion 96 and Chlorpyrifos, both organophosphate pesticides, to control the locust swarms across states.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 12:58 PM IST
The desert locust is a species of swarming short-horned grasshopper, and are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to food supply and livelihoods of millions of people.
Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Swarms of locust have moved from Sri Ganganagar, Nagaur, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli and Swai Madhopur towards other areas in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh after the authorities conducted operations to tackle them.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory on preventive measures to control a probable locust attack in the national capital.
Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jaipur | By Ranjan and Rakesh Goswami | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:45 PM IST
According to global forecast by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in addition to the current outbreak, locust swarms from new areas can also enter the Indian border from June 22.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Locusts entered Rajasthan from Pakistan in April, and then drifted into other parts of western India.
New Delhi, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Government officials and farm experts said desert locusts have engulfed around 35,000 hectares in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since entering India on April 11.
Jabalpur | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 08:41 AM IST
“Locust swarms can be repelled by making loud sounds and spraying. All such arrangements have been made in the district, if locust swarms attack we will be ready for it,” said Bharat Yadav, Jabalpur District Magistrate.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Scientists at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the wind patterns have been unpredictable this year on account of the western disturbances over northern India.