India: the Worst plague of locusts in three decades

in the Middle of the Corona-crisis, India has plagued infestation is the worst locusts for almost three decades. Television images show how the large insects sw

India: the Worst plague of locusts in three decades

in the Middle of the Corona-crisis, India has plagued infestation is the worst locusts for almost three decades. Television images show how the large insects swarming on vegetables, legumes, cotton, and trees fall in several States.

authorities are trying to of the animals had eaten, among other things, the harvest in Pakistan, to kill with pesticides from drones or cars. Farmers and Locals try to sell you with loud music or with the beat of pots, reported local media. Overall, a total area of 47 000 hectares had been affected in India, said a spokesman for the Indian Ministry of agriculture on Thursday.

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is life, But the insects are not the only Plage in may 2020 in the second most populous country in the world in which 1.3 billion people. The number of Corona infections rises sharply. The capital city of New Delhi and other cities are also suffering from a heat wave with temperatures in some places up to 50 degrees.

In the North-East of the country, had raged in addition, recently, a particularly strong hurricane; more than a Hundred people died. To all of the lock due to a strict output during the past two months, millions of people are unemployed and many have to starve to be afraid.

Also in the Pakistan state of emergency

From the Indian Ministry of agriculture, it was, you try to get the locust problem in the coming weeks in the handle. Then, among other things, rice and Corn, newly planted, would. The Ministry fears that it could be after the monsoon, in July, a second locust wave.

the locusts come in the summer and fall, again and again to India. Also the neighbouring country of Pakistan is concerned, where the authorities in February declared a state of emergency. The type of the locusts has eaten in the past few months in East Africa, entire tracts of land bare. The world food organisation FAO has warned against a deterioration of food security in the Region.

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Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 06:26

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