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Big Story | Locust attacks: Here's why it is a matter of great concern

How are the Indian farmers handling the situation and what is the government doing? Watch this episode of Big Story to get all the answers.

Adding to India's woes amid the coronavirus pandemic, swarms of locusts have entered the western parts of the country.

The scourge of locusts has made their way into the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The kind of locusts swarming in India are desert locusts from the grasshopper family and are more devastating than other species of locusts.

The locust attack of December 2019 in Gujarat destroyed crops spread over 25,000 hectares of land. What are locusts and why is this a worrying situation? How are the Indian farmers handling the situation and what is the government doing?

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First Published on May 26, 2020 09:39 pm
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