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Crisis within a crisis: Amid coronavirus lockdown, parts of India now battle locust attacks

On May 25, parts of Jaipur were teeming with these insects, which had reportedly come into the city from Nagaur, and were now moving towards Dausa

May 26, 2020 / 10:49 PM IST

Even as the country is in the middle of its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, another trouble has made an appearance. Swarms of locusts have entered the western parts of India, having made their way into the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

On May 25, parts of Jaipur were teeming with these insects, which had reportedly come into the city from Nagaur, and were now moving towards Dausa.


Images and videos of swarms entering the city have been doing the rounds on social media.