Second Wave Of Locust Swarm

Second Wave Of Locust Swarm

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    Locust swarms: How can they be warded off?

    In May 2019, when the Union and state governments were caught off-guard by the locust attack, their response was to pass the buck. Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary during his visit to the affected areas blamed Pakistan, while the Rajasthan government complained that the Centre had not provided any help to control the menace. But the fact was that since the last major locust...

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    COVID-19, other crises prove existence of several epidemiological transitions

    The year 2020 has, so far, proved to be a challenge to the status quo. With bushfires in Australia, to locust attacks in eastern Africa and south Asia to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this year has taken the world by storm. This global pandemic has brought the world to its knees, with even the most developed countries bearing the brunt of its...

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    Locust swarm invasion: The wind factor

    Staying alert is one way to gain the upper hand in a battle. But understanding the changing strategy of the enemy is equally crucial, particularly if it is a trans-boundary pest with an ability to travel 150 kilometres a day riding the wind current. Worse, desert locusts appear to be expanding their territory in India both in terms of time and space - they are now coming early, staying longer and foraying...

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    Locust swarms: How the other plague is affecting several states

    It'S May 27, 2020. A few minutes past 11 am. Down To Earth reporters had just arrived in Pachgaon village, Dholpur district, Rajasthan to enquire about desert locusts that are crossing over to India way ahead of the monsoon rain and invading new areas. As if on cue, a huge swarm, resembling a long rust-coloured low cloud, appeared from nowhere. It swelled forward, taking over...

    • 2 days ago
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    Locust menace: United Nations FAO asks India to be on high alert for next 4 weeks

    PTI, India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on "high alert" during the next four weeks, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using latest technology and equipment like drones and Bell helicopters for...

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    Locust menace: FAO asks India to remain on high alert for next four weeks, insects likely to return to Rajasthan

    New Delhi: India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on "high alert" during the next four weeks, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using latest technology and equipment...

    • 3 days ago
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    Locust Menace: UN Body Asks India to be on High Alert for Next Four Weeks

    India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on "high alert" during the next four weeks, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using latest technology and equipment like drones and Bell helicopters for control of the...

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    Locust menace: FAO asks India to be on high alert for next 4 weeks

    New Delhi: India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on “high alert” during the next four weeks, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using the latest technology and equipment like drones and Bell helicopters for control of the...

    • 3 days ago
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    Locust threat: FAO asks India to be on high alert for next 4 weeks

    New Delhi: India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on 'high alert' during the next four weeks, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using latest technology and equipment like drones and Bell helicopters for control of the menace....

    • 3 days ago
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    Locust menace: FAO asks India to be on high alert for next 4 weeks

    New Delhi, July 05: India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on "high alert" during the next four weeks, according to the UN''s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Meanwhile, the Indian government has stepped up efforts and is using latest technology and equipment like drones and Bell...

    • 3 days ago

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