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India’s locust control wing is oldest in world

New Delhi: India has the world’s oldest desert locust control programme. The British government established the Locust Warning Organisation (LWO) in 1939 in Karachi following a deadly locust plague between 1926 and 1931.

(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 03:56 AM IST
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Locust swarm 250 km away from Jharkhand, say officials; issue alert

Several districts have issued guidelines in light of the alert from the state agriculture department.

Swarms of locust in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

In midnight operation, Jaipur officials use drone to kill locusts

This was the second time in a week when drone was used to spray pesticides on locust swarms in Jaipur district.

The locusts killed by the drone in Jaipur district on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

In view of rising concerns of possible locust attack, the Odisha government on Wednesday issued guidelines for farmers.

A swarm of locusts is seen atop a residential building in Rajasthan’s Jaipur May 25.(AFP Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

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, Rajasthan, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
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