We are going to remember 2020 for a long time to come. Only if we survive not only the coronavirus pandemic, but also cyclones, earthquakes and locust attacks.
Recently swarms of locusts were spotted in India, across the states of Rajasthan and MP. Given their enormous destructive power, it is huge matter of concern for our farmers and food security.
Those who haven't heard about or witnessed, locust attacks, the latest entry into the series of events wreaking havoc in India, you are in for a horrific ride.
While locusts had entered into India in April itself, some areas are seeing their worst attack in decades, including Jaipur and parts of MP.
Swarms of Locusts enter Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) May 23, 2020
Environment Ministry yesterday said, Locust Swarm from Pakistan have entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh threatening major damage to crops.
Report:Vikas Kumar pic.twitter.com/OECWrfCjbL
The weird times we live. Locust attack in Jaipur🤔— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 25, 2020
This year they may cause devastation as they eat away whatever is green. They are voracious feeders. pic.twitter.com/yrREoXBKUf
The visuals of locus entering india in specific in the parts of Rajasthan and UP are horrifying. It’s estimated that a sq km of this sworm can eat food as much as 35,000 people ! 2020 is turning even more brutal #LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/CCE4vAUbZn— Ragi Vipin (@vipinragi26) May 25, 2020
Climate change is a real threat, day by day we are facing unusual weather conditions, cyclones and have to face threats like locust storms, First of its kind stuck Panna#LocustAttack @mpforestdept @CentralIfs pic.twitter.com/thCSBRvTXy— Panna Tiger Reserve (@PannaTigerResrv) May 24, 2020
Tragedy one after Another...— زماں (@Delhiite_) May 24, 2020
Locust Swarms Destroy the crops..
Last year they didn't cross Gujarat but this year reached Jhansi, UP/MP
🔹Locust swarms attack farmlands in Madhya Pradesh #LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/nGe6qIvAv6
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While Rajasthan has been hit the hardest hit till now, it is reported that this is the worst locust attack India has seen in 26 years.