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
Swarms of #Locusts in #Jaipur ……the commentary is surely ‘entertaining’ and even goes to mention #Pakistan ka टिड्डी दल (locusts swarms) 🤐🤐#LocustAttack #lockdownindia pic.twitter.com/PwzLSMBhlH— Virat A Singh (@tweetsvirat) May 25, 2020
#Rajasthan #LocustAttack in #Jaipur— Dinesh Kumawat (@dineshkumawat) May 24, 2020
Video of Locust Jaipur’s Benar Road Area.@RajGovOfficial @KatariaLalchand pic.twitter.com/5z7jDT5I9i
#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: Swarms of locusts seen at a village in Chhatarpur district. pic.twitter.com/jcfnlGTuR2— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
#LocustAttack In #banda At #UPGovt pic.twitter.com/ud5AyUg2dZ— narender Prajapati (@journalistnk1) May 24, 2020
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
#LocustAttack in Jaipur…— Shivani Jain (@She_Vaani) May 25, 2020
We are doomed!
Food Shortage incoming… pic.twitter.com/o6SsfBbuby
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
2020, what’s more to see? 😭😭😭😱😱😱#LocustAttack #Jaipur pic.twitter.com/mkRfm4WSbH— Rupali (@KrazyGal92) May 25, 2020
LOCUST SWARMS ATTACK in India….— Gowthaman💞💞 (@GowthamanCSK) May 25, 2020
Another emerging threat to already existing food famine in the nation….#LocustAttack
2020 what’s more to see 🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/UTmHJsjB4x
Worst locust attack in jaipur today .— Shreeya (@Shreeyad40) May 25, 2020
Worst in 27 years.#Locusts #LocustAttack #NewsAlert #Rajasthan #Jaipur #UPDATES pic.twitter.com/J9Xua2bJDG
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
The tiddi attack! #LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/9vcKSVoThO— Aanchal Singh (@aanchalsingh731) May 25, 2020
So now there’s a locust attack when our supply chains were already so constrained and disrupted by Covid19.— Richa Nahata (@NahataRicha) May 25, 2020
2020 give us a break. #LocustAttack #locust pic.twitter.com/KFfrltRleU
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
WATCH | Locust swarms attack farmlands in Madhya Pradesh #LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/d1LCa53BSc— NDTV (@ndtv) May 24, 2020
Locust in Jhansi, welcome to hell#LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/sndhm3qJwd— Little_clouds (@Littleclouds11) May 22, 2020
#LocustAttack in RLBCAU, Jhansi— Dr. Sanjeev #संजीवनी #stay@🏡 (@sanjeevagri) May 22, 2020
too deadly for crop… It finishes every thing that lies in its path.. pic.twitter.com/Joh4klh6Ib
#Locusts Swarms can travel upto 140 KM per Day.This view is from #Jaipur today. Year 2020 is coming with lot of surprises for humans.#LocustAttack #locust pic.twitter.com/5RDRbFwToe— Karan Kothari (@KaranKothari15) May 25, 2020
Severe #LocustAttack in Hyderabad #savesindhfromlocust pic.twitter.com/SAPXRoGsDz— Dr imdad dars (@imdad27) May 24, 2020
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.