The Pandemic which is going is still in full busting flames and causing people to hide away in their homes for nobody wants to get affected by the COVID-19 situation. While all this is going on, another disaster is heading our way by the name of Locust attacks.
Yes! While some of you may already know or see the videos of an army of Locusts attacking the cities of India such as Jaipur and Maharastra. Many out there are still unknown to this ongoing event.
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For those who have no clue, it goes like this. About 3 days back, an army of locusts was spotted flying over Jaipur and forced people to lock themselves down closing every inch and corner so that these locusts may not be able to invade their household.
The current condition is that the locusts have been traveling and have covered about 5 states up until now namely Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh.
The attacks are causing a serious chaotic situation and thus, the government has came into action announcing that they’d help out the states in overcoming the problems.
“89 fire brigades for pesticide spray; 120 survey vehicles; 47 control vehicles with spray equipment and 810 tractor-mounted sprayers have been deployed for effective locust control, as per requirement during different days,” the ministry said.
“As of today, there are active swarms of immature locust in Barmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Sikar, Jaipur Districts in Rajasthan and Satna, Gwalior, Seedhi, Rajgarh, Baitul, Devas, Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh,” the ministry said on Wednesday.
While all this was going on, It was reported that the swarm splittd into two groups after pesticides were sprayed on them in Maharastra Oregon and either pack headed along different routes.
“The swarm traveled over 100 km on Wednesday from Andhalgaon, Mohadi taluka back into Ramtek tehsil in Nagpur, and again into Tumsar Bhandara. They have settled at orchards surrounding Temani,” said Ravindra Bhosale, divisional joint director agriculture.
This condition might force people to seal away in their households while they’ve already been in a lockdown currently. This may look like a dire situation for urban individuals but would create in the life of rural whose crops would be endangered by the locust attacks.
The income sources have already been dead for many and in such a situation if your harvest turns into a pile of rubble. Then its sure is a cause of concern for give best and as well as the farmers who’ve invested their blood and sweat into keeping up their cultivation.
There has been a high already issue for regions starting from Delhi to Karanatka expecting a probable locust attack anytime soon.