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In this file picturre, cloudy weather conditions in Kanyakumari seen ahead of Cyclone Burevi's expected landfall in December. (PTI File)

High level committee approves Rs 3,113 cr for 5 states as disaster relief

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:06 PM IST
The committee led by Union home minister Amit Shah approved additional central assistance to the five states and UT, which were affected by floods, cyclones (Nivar and Burevi) and pest attack during 2020.
PM Modi insisted on airlifting the machines, Anil Agarwal wrote. (PTI)
PM Modi insisted on airlifting the machines, Anil Agarwal wrote. (PTI)

'PM Modi did not rest till solution was found': Vedanta Resources chairman

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 11:26 PM IST
PM Modi spent sleepless nights when India witnessed locust attacks in 2020, Anil Agarwal tweeted.
A man holds a locust in Bikaner, Rajasthan.(PTI)
A man holds a locust in Bikaner, Rajasthan.(PTI)

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

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.
ASI swung into action after swarms were spotted in Gurgaon.(HT Photo)
ASI swung into action after swarms were spotted in Gurgaon.(HT Photo)

How ASI geared up to combat locust attack in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:03 AM IST
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.
A swarm of locusts flies over DLF area, in Gurugram on Saturday(PTI Photo)
A swarm of locusts flies over DLF area, in Gurugram on Saturday(PTI Photo)

After locust swarms seen in Delhi, neem leaves and firecrackers to chase pests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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 .
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Saturday issued a high alert in south and southwest districts of the city because of a potential locust attack threat after a small portion of a locust swarm moving towards Palwal in Haryana entered the Asola Bhatti area.(File photo)
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Saturday issued a high alert in south and southwest districts of the city because of a potential locust attack threat after a small portion of a locust swarm moving towards Palwal in Haryana entered the Asola Bhatti area.(File photo)

High alert sounded in south, southwest Delhi for potential locust attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi & Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:59 AM IST
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.
A swarm of locusts is seen at Ghurpur village on the outskirts of Allahabad on June 26, 2020. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)(AFP)
A swarm of locusts is seen at Ghurpur village on the outskirts of Allahabad on June 26, 2020. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)(AFP)

After swarms of locusts descend on Gurugram, Delhi on high alert

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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.
A swarm of locusts is seen in Rajasthan’s Bikaner last month.(PTI File Photo)
A swarm of locusts is seen in Rajasthan’s Bikaner last month.(PTI File Photo)

‘Rajasthan facing locust attack from new swarms’, say authorities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Locust is a crop-threatening migratory pest that has entered the country through the India-Pakistan border.
The most threatened states where locust attacks have been curbed are Rajasthan, Punjab, MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra and UP, as the country robustly heads into its summer-sown kharif crop season.(File photo)
The most threatened states where locust attacks have been curbed are Rajasthan, Punjab, MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra and UP, as the country robustly heads into its summer-sown kharif crop season.(File photo)

Timely help to Iran helps India check locust attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:56 AM IST
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
Earlier, two separate groups of desert locusts were spotted in Bhopal for the first time this year in mid-May, when they had entered MP’s Kolar Road and Bairasia from Rajasthan.(PTI)
Earlier, two separate groups of desert locusts were spotted in Bhopal for the first time this year in mid-May, when they had entered MP’s Kolar Road and Bairasia from Rajasthan.(PTI)

Locusts return to Bhopal, spotted over secretariat and CM’s house

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.
A child attempts to chase away a swarm of locusts over a field in the outskirts of Prayagraj on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
A child attempts to chase away a swarm of locusts over a field in the outskirts of Prayagraj on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

Fresh locust attack reported from UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai/Lucknow/Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:25 AM IST
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.
Swarm of locusts in Koraon area of Prayagraj on late Tuesday night and officials overseeing spraying of anti-locusts chemicals.(HT Photos)
Swarm of locusts in Koraon area of Prayagraj on late Tuesday night and officials overseeing spraying of anti-locusts chemicals.(HT Photos)

Panic among locals after locusts attack villages of Koraon area of Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 11:42 AM IST
The swarm, around 3 kilometres wide and 1 kilometre long, spurred the district administration and the agriculture department into action.
The locust attack is another blow to farmers already reeling under the impact of Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)
The locust attack is another blow to farmers already reeling under the impact of Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)

Locust attack in Barmer district in Rajasthan

Barmer | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 06:40 AM IST
Recently the Agriculture Department used drones to monitor the movement of the locusts in Jaipur’s Samode.
India is currently, seeing the worst locust attack in over 7 decades as locust swarms from Pakistan now threaten to devastate crops and vegetables over thousands of hectares in states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.Photo:-HT
India is currently, seeing the worst locust attack in over 7 decades as locust swarms from Pakistan now threaten to devastate crops and vegetables over thousands of hectares in states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.Photo:-HT

Odisha warns farmers to be ready for locust attacks beginning June

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:15 PM IST
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.

Drums, drones and DJ! Desperate measures across India to tackle the locust challenge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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.
A farmer holds up locusts killed by agriculture department officials using pesticides, at Jarunda village, in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, on Friday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
A farmer holds up locusts killed by agriculture department officials using pesticides, at Jarunda village, in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, on Friday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

PM Modi promises help to all states affected by locust attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Locust swarms from Pakistan have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, threatening major damage to standing cotton crops and vegetables.
A man holds a locust, in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
A man holds a locust, in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

From Rajasthan, locust swarms cover a distance of nearly 1,000 km, threaten Prayagraj in UP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked people to burst firecrackers and beat drums to prevent attacks by locust swarms.
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Barmer.(HT Photo)
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Barmer.(HT Photo)

FAO may declare locust invasion a ‘plague’ if it takes a turn for the worse by end of 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 06:28 PM IST
One of the options with farmers is to dig trenches around their farms to prevent hoppers from entering. Making noise can scatter locusts but they prevent focused control operations by authorities as the insects move in different directions.
Another swarm from Pakistan is expected to enter India around mid-June, which would provide fuel to locust activity in the region.(PTI)
Another swarm from Pakistan is expected to enter India around mid-June, which would provide fuel to locust activity in the region.(PTI)

High alert from Delhi to Karnataka over probable locust attack

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.
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)

Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides to control probable locust attack

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Gopal Rai said in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India, the Agriculture Department of the Delhi government will run awareness programmes to make the people and farmers of Delhi aware of this new threat.
A swarm of locusts is seen atop a residential building in Rajasthan’s Jaipur May 25.(AFP Photo)
A swarm of locusts is seen atop a residential building in Rajasthan’s Jaipur May 25.(AFP Photo)

Centre steps in after locust attack spreads to 5 states, swarm splits into two: Latest updates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 04:14 PM IST
In view of rising concerns of possible locust attack, the Odisha government on Wednesday issued guidelines for farmers.
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)

‘Badly-timed, serious infestation’: Official on locust attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Experts warn that if wind patterns change, the locusts currently headed to Dausa and Karauli districts in Rajasthan may tilt direction towards Delhi.
Swarms of locust in the walled city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Swarms of locust in the walled city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Locusts are halal in Islam and other interesting facts about the migratory pests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 01:54 PM IST
These warms have infested 23 countries across East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia in 2020, the biggest outbreak in 70 years, the World Bank said.
Swarms of locust in the walled city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Swarms of locust in the walled city of Jaipur, in Rajasthan on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Locusts invade Maharashtra, alert in Mathura and Delhi as swarm expands area

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 07:15 PM IST
After crossing Pakistan, swarms of locusts entered India through Rajasthan on April 11. On Monday, locusts entered some residential areas of the Jaipur city.
The desert locust is one of 12 species of short-horned grasshoppers; its swarms can travel up to 130 km in one day(HT Photo)
The desert locust is one of 12 species of short-horned grasshoppers; its swarms can travel up to 130 km in one day(HT Photo)

Tackling the locust attack | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 07:18 PM IST
It can threaten food security and livelihoods. Treat it seriously
Locusts in Pratapgarh after control operation on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Locusts in Pratapgarh after control operation on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan battles locust invasion in 16 of 33 districts

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The Locust Warning Organization (LWO) of the Union ministry of agriculture and farmer welfare warned of another attack in May-June this year.
Locusts are a group of short-horned grasshoppers that multiply quickly as they migrate(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Locusts are a group of short-horned grasshoppers that multiply quickly as they migrate(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

The locust attacks must be taken seriously | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 06:19 PM IST
If monsoon patterns become irregular, then such attacks can happen in the future
HT Image
HT Image

Fazilka admn on alert after locusts attack

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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