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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020
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Locust swarm

Jul 22, 2020 08:37
On the situation in India, the organisation said that adult groups and swarms are maturing throughout Rajasthan where laying is underway in many areas. read more
Jul 12, 2020 21:57
Fire tenders filled with chemical sprays were also rushed to some areas on the outskirts of the city where locust were reported to be resettling down. read more
Jul 07, 2020 00:05
Air force pilots are using an in-house technology to spray atomised pesticides from the air, which has been able to track and kill large armies of locusts, an official said, requesting anonymity. read more
Jul 04, 2020 23:53
Ops to control infestation are continuing in six states -- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana. The locust invasions have caused “minor crop losses”, according to a status update till July 3. read more
Jun 28, 2020 13:06
Locust Warning Organisation Deputy Director K L Gurjar said another operation to control the swarm will be mounted on Sunday night. 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 14:14
Development secretary, divisional commissioner, agriculture director and district magistrates will also attend the meeting, according to news agency ANI. read more
Jun 11, 2020 13:04
The people resorted to clanging of utensils and tin cans to bursting firecrackers in a bid to chase locust swarms away. read more
Jun 05, 2020 23:54
In its situation update on Thursday, FAO said early migration of spring-bred locust swarms from southwest Pakistan to Rajasthan occurred in May before the monsoon, and some swarms travelled to northern states for the first time since 1962. read more
Jun 01, 2020 10:17
India is currently seeing the worst locust attack in more than seven 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. Rajasthan is now the most affected state. read more
Jun 01, 2020 08:49
Several districts have issued guidelines in light of the alert from the state agriculture department. read more
May 31, 2020 12:42
This was the second time in a week when drone was used to spray pesticides on locust swarms in Jaipur district. read more
May 29, 2020 23:37
The Locust Warning Organisation (LWO) sprayed Malathion 96 and Chlorpyrifos, both organophosphate pesticides, to control the locust swarms across states. read more
May 28, 2020 23:53
Officials have increased the vigil to counter a possible locust attack in Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand. Punjab is highly vulnerable as swarms of locusts were seen in Rajasthan’s Hanumanagrh district for a third day on Thursday. read more