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Locust attack

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
Jun 30, 2020 06:03
The ASI, in an office memorandum issued by the Department of Horticulture, had asked all division heads to “make necessary arrangements for spraying of pesticides to prevent damage caused due to the swarms of locusts…” HT has seen the office memorandum. read more
Jun 28, 2020 09:05
A high alert was issued by Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai in south and southwest districts of the city because of a potential locust attack threat . read more
Jun 27, 2020 23:47
The city-state’s agriculture department issued advisories to all district magistrates, sub-divisional magistrates, the forest department and municipal corporations to prepare for locust swarms. read more
Jun 27, 2020 16:00
According to experts, broadly four species of locusts are found in India -- desert locust, migratory locust, Bombay locust and tree locust. The desert locust is considered the most destructive. read more
Jun 24, 2020 14:05
Locust is a crop-threatening migratory pest that has entered the country through the India-Pakistan border. read more
Jun 23, 2020 00:02
India is still among five nations which cannot lower their guard for the next four weeks, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said in its latest alert on June 21. mary 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
Jun 11, 2020 08:25
Over the past two to three days, the wind direction has been favourable for locusts to move towards farmlands adjoining forests towards Nagpur, said Locust Warning Organisation deputy director KL Gurjar. read more
Jun 10, 2020 11:41
The swarm, around 3 kilometres wide and 1 kilometre long, spurred the district administration and the agriculture department into action. read more
Jun 06, 2020 06:40
Recently the Agriculture Department used drones to monitor the movement of the locusts in Jaipur’s Samode. read more
May 31, 2020 23:15
He said farmers residing close to Chhattisgarh, have been asked to remain alert and take immediate steps like spraying 5% Neem Seed Kernel Extract 200 litres per acre of crops and vegetation after sunset as a precautionary measure. read more
May 31, 2020 16:17
While in Jaipur, officials resorted to drones to get rid of the locusts, farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi thought blasting off tunes through a DJ band could deter the insects in their resolve. read more
May 31, 2020 12:01
Locust swarms from Pakistan have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, threatening major damage to standing cotton crops and vegetables. read more
May 31, 2020 10:27
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked people to burst firecrackers and beat drums to prevent attacks by locust swarms. read more