After Gurugram, Swarms Of Locusts Reach Delhi Outskirts
New Delhi: After they entered Gurugram on Friday , swarms of crop-destroying desert locusts have reached the outskirts of Delhi.
NDTV reported that thousands of locusts were seen covering the sky near the Cyber Hub area of Gurugram. Private videos from Delhi’s Chhatrapur also showed swarms of locusts flying in.
PTI reported that the Haryana government has issued a high alert after locusts entered Rewari and Gurugram districts. PTI reported officials as saying that all necessary measures have been taken, including deploying tractor-mounted spraying facilities.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai had called an emergency meeting to discuss the situation. The minister also directed the administration to be alert, an official said.
“As per the information we’re getting, the swarms of locusts are headed towards Palwal (in Haryana). But a small portion has entered Jasola and Bhati (at Delhi border). An instruction has been issued to beat dhols and drums. This is a way to ward them off… the government will issue an advisory on this,” Rai said after the meeting.
The District Magistrates of South, West and South West districts in Delhi have been asked to be on high alert.
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