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