India combats locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic

Large and aggressive swarms of locusts invaded more than two dozen districts of western India.

These crop-devouring short-horned insects affected nearby agricultural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, causing an emergency in those areas.

The locust, according to Mirrow News has been identified as the Desert Locust and are said to have migrated from Pakistan to India after destroying their crops.

Officials have been spraying insecticides on crops to ward off the ravenous pests.

If not controlled, desert locusts can damage food supplies and cause famine.

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