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Locust

Jul 23, 2020 23:48
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. read more
Jul 16, 2020 00:02
India has faced its worst desert locust invasions in decades this year and prompted the government to deploy helicopters and drones for spraying insecticide. read more
Jul 14, 2020 16:31
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. read more
Jul 12, 2020 10:32
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. read more
Jul 11, 2020 10:09
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. read more
Jul 07, 2020 11:07
A group of 10-15 locust swarms were seen in the area earlier as well. This time, they entered again through Madhya Pradesh. read more
Jul 05, 2020 13:18
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. read more
Jun 29, 2020 19:42
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. read more
Jun 28, 2020 22:46
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. read more
Jun 28, 2020 13:25
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. read more
Jun 28, 2020 07:38
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. read more
Jun 27, 2020 23:46
Swarms appeared over the skies of Delhi and its satellite cities, Gurugram and Faridabad, on Saturday at mid-morning. read more
Jun 27, 2020 14:55
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. read more
Jun 27, 2020 12:21
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. read more
Jun 17, 2020 09:58
A swarm of desert locusts spread over more than a kilometre entered Bhopal from the neighbouring Sehore district at about 9am on Tuesday. read more