Locusts overtake Part of India

Locusts are destructive and are threats to crops and food supply, endangering the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in their path.

Officials have advised residents near Delhi to be on alert and close their windows as a swarm of desert locusts entered the capital Saturday.

Swarms of crop-destroying desert locusts have reached the outskirts of Delhi after entering Gurugram this morning, arrived in the neighboring city of Gurugram in Haryana state, as well as the South and West districts of Delhi

“All district magistrates have been advised to remain on high alert and to cooperate with the district fire department personnel for spraying prescribed pesticides/insecticides,” the a Delhi advisory said.

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