Locust attack

Indigenous airborne locust control system on Mi-17 helicopter

Earlier, anticipating a locust attack, the Ministry of Agriculture had signed a contract with a UK-based firm to modify two Mi-17 Helicopters for spraying atomized pesticide to arrest locust breeding. 

Jul 01, 2020, 00:42 AM IST

Mahanagaron Ki Badi Khabar: Top news stories of the day, June 28, 2020

In this segment of Zee News, watch top news stories from the metropolitan cities.

Jun 28, 2020, 19:52 PM IST

Locust attack: Control operations underway in Rajasthan, Haryana, UP

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on Saturday informed that swarms of locusts were noticed in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, on Friday morning and control teams were deployed for their elimination.

Jun 28, 2020, 09:12 AM IST

Swarm Of Locusts Reaches Gurugram; Delhi On High Alert

A locust swarm of three-kilometre length reached Gurugram and flew across the city in the NCR region on Saturday morning.

Jun 28, 2020, 07:54 AM IST

Krishi Vigyan Kendra issues precautionary measures as swarms of locusts arrive in Delhi, neighboring places

Earlier in May, the crop-destroying swarms had rattled Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Jun 27, 2020, 18:07 PM IST

Locust attack: Delhi government issues advisory, asks south and west districts to remain on high alert

In view of the possibility of a locust attack, the Delhi government gave the development commissioner, divisional commissioner and agriculture director instructions to take all necessary steps.

Jun 27, 2020, 17:18 PM IST

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, Delhi on alert; Environment Minister Gopal Rai calls emergency meet

The Gurugram administration had issued an advisory to keep windows, doors shut in the event of such an attack and bang utensils to ward off the crop-destroying insect. 

Jun 27, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

India will aerial spray pesticide to deal with locust attack problem

As Pakistan skipped the meeting with India called to tackle locust attacks and issuance of warning against more such attacks from Food and Agricultural Organisation, New Delhi seems to have moved a step closer to gain control over the situation at least on the border.

Jun 19, 2020, 15:06 PM IST

Locust swarms continue to damage crops in Rajasthan's Barmer

Huge swarms of locusts continue to damage crops in Barmer district of Rajasthan the district collector informed on Tuesday (June 9, 2020).  

Jun 10, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

Odisha government to use drones to spray insecticides to kill locusts

In a bid to control the locust attack in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 28 had said that 15 sprayers will arrive from Britain in the next 15 days.

Jun 02, 2020, 06:48 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi assures help to all states affected by locust attack

According to the Ministry of Environment, Rajasthan is the most affected state due to locust attack.

May 31, 2020, 20:17 PM IST

DGCA says locust swarm post threat to flights, issues guidelines for pilots

The aviation regulator advised pilots to consider the impact of a large number of locust on the windshield which may impact their forward vision and stated that use of wipers in the windsheild will only worsen the situation.

May 29, 2020, 20:39 PM IST

Centre issues alert to 16 states on locust attack in India

Centre has issued alert to 16 states on locust attack in India. Watch this video to know more.

May 29, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

Locust swarms arrive in India for summer breeding; Delhi, UP put on alert

As swarms of locusts make their way to India for the breeding season in summer, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have been put on high alert.

May 28, 2020, 11:01 AM IST

Locust attack raises fear among farmers

At a time when India is struggling with the deadly coronavirus, huge swarms of locusts in many states has bought nightmares to the farmers. Experts warn of extensive crop losses if authorities fail to curb the fast-spreading swarms by June when monsoon rains spur rice, cane, corn, cotton, and soybean sowing.

May 27, 2020, 15:46 PM IST

Agra and Mathura on high alert due to locust attack

At a time when India is struggling with the deadly coronavirus, huge swarms of locusts in many states has bought nightmares to the farmers.

May 27, 2020, 09:28 AM IST

Locusts attack threatens summer crop in India, farmers across several states fear massive losses

At a time when the country is struggling with the spread of deadly coronavirus, the attack of locusts in many states has bought nightmares to the farmers. 

May 27, 2020, 08:02 AM IST

Locust army enters Maharahstra, 4-5 villages in Vidarbha region come under attack

Primary reports indicated that in the last couple of days, four to five villages in the Vidarbha region have come under attack from the locusts, known for feasting on all sorts of plants and standing crops.

May 26, 2020, 13:55 PM IST

After 28 years, Jaipur suffers major locust attack; 2,500 hectares of land ruined

After destroying crops in Rajasthan's Pakistan bordering areas, a large swarm of locusts has now reached the capital city of Jaipur. On Monday morning, several areas of Jaipur district including Vidyadhar Nagar, Murlipura were under locust attack.

May 25, 2020, 20:38 PM IST

Drones, planes to be used to fight locust attack in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government is also considering tenders so that drones can be used in countering the locust menace.

May 25, 2020, 17:55 PM IST