Swarms of locusts blanket Delhi & UP

28 Jun 2020 04:31 PM

A swarm of desert locusts clouded the skies in Delhi, Gurgaon and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. prompting the Delhi government to issue an advisory informing officials to remain on high alert. They entered over half a dozen districts in UP after crossing Rajasthan, Haryana prompting the state government to sound an alert on Saturday. The Centre said it has deputed more teams to assist in control operations.

Swarms of crop-destroying desert locusts reached the outskirts of Delhi after entering Gurugram this morning. Multiple videos shot by residents of Gurugram city and villages in the district this morning show massive clusters of locusts flying in. Thousands of locusts were seen covering the sky near the Cyber Hub area of Gurugram. Similarly, videos from Delhi's Chhatrapur showed swarms of locusts flying in.The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday said several of the districts in the state are under locust swarms attack including Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Prayagraj, Pratapgarh, Bhadohi, Azamgarh and Ambedkar Nagar. 

Desk: Clinton Dsouza

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