A swarm of MISERIES

Mail Today|May 28, 2020

A swarm of MISERIES
A locust invasion has been expected in bordering districts of Punjab and Haryana after the swarms spread to other north Indian states over the past few weeks.
Manjeet Sehgal

The Locust Warning Organisation (LWO) issued an alert late on Tuesday and said that one swarm from Rajasthan has moved. The locust swarm can enter Punjab, Haryana or Gujarat after moving from Rajasthan.

Agriculture department officials in Punjab and Haryana together with agriculture universities are keeping a strict vigil on the situation.

In Haryana, an alert has been issued in seven districts bordering Punjab and Rajasthan where the swarms are expected to move.

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May 28, 2020