Swarms of crop-spoiling locusts hit Gurugram, admin asks residents to beat utensils

In another incident, swarms of crop-spoiling desert locusts have now entered Gurugram, just next to national capital Delhi.

Videos shot by the people living there displays colossal and enormous chunk of locusts speeding. Most posh Cyber Hub area of Gurugram has observed locusts covering the sky.

People Living in Gurugram were asked to shut their windows as a safeguard contrary to the locusts, also the administration has asked to make clattering buzz by beating utensils.

Employees of the agriculture department have been ordered to advance alertness on locusts in villages by the administration. 11 control rooms have been formed to counter the threat posed by locusts swarms.

A month ago the Haryana chief secretary keshni Anand Arora had guided the agriculture department and district administrations to catch all indispensable safeguards beforehand to tackle any capable intrusion of locust gathering in the state.

In the month of May, swarms of locusts enter India from neighbouring Pakistan and were first noticed in Rajasthan. It led to the worst locust attack there and raised concerns over its impact on crops.

A typical desert locust swarm contain approximately 150 million locusts per square kilometre. Swarms migrate with the wind and can cover 100 to 150 km in a day. An average group of locust can destroy food crops which is sufficient to feed nearly 2,500 people a day.


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Video courtesy : Pragati (follow her on Instagram)


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