- Title: Locusts invade satellite city of India's capital
- Date: 27th June 2020
- Summary: GURUGRAM, HARYANA, INDIA (JUNE 27, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) VARIOUS OF SWARM OF LOCUSTS OVER BUILDINGS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS LOCUSTS IN AN OPEN FIELD LOCUSTS FLYING AS SEEN FROM HOUSE'S BALCONY LOCUSTS FLYING LOCUSTS ON ROOF LOCUSTS NEAR CORPORATE BUILDING GURUGRAM, HARYANA, INDIA (JUNE 27, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) AGRICULTURE MINISTER OF HARYANA STATE, J.P. DAYAL, SAYING: "It is difficult to tell the exact numbers of the locusts. The only preventive measures for our farmer brothers and other people is to make a lot of noise by banging utensils, playing DJs or drums. Don't let them sit in your area. Wherever it gets to sit, it destroys the crops there. We can only kill it after it sits stationary. We don't yet have any system to contain it when it is in the air." AMBEDKAR NAGAR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JUNE 27, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF LOCUSTS OVER FARMLAND/ SOUND OF UTENSILS BANGING HEARD VARIOUS OF SWARM OF LOCUSTS FLYING PEOPLE WATCHING LOCUSTS FLYING OVER AGRICULTURAL FIELD VARIOUS OF LOCUSTS OVER FARMLAND/ SOUND OF UTENSILS BANGING HEARD IN BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 11th July 2020 12:06
- Keywords: Gurugram Haryana India New Delhi Uttar Pradesh agriculture locust attack locusts residential area satellite city
- Location: GURUGRAM, HARYANA/ AMBEDKAR NAGAR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- City: GURUGRAM, HARYANA/ AMBEDKAR NAGAR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife
- Reuters ID: LVA001CK5A8UN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Desert locusts on Saturday (June 27) invaded Gurugram, a satellite city of India's capital New Delhi, prompting authorities to ask people to keep their windows shut and bang utensils to ward off the fast-spreading swarms.
Delhi's international airport, which borders Gurugram - home to some of the world's top corporations, has asked pilots to take extra precautions during takeoff and landing due to the locusts, Reuters partner ANI reported.
Gurugram has never faced a locust attack before. Previous infestations have been mainly confined to some villages in the western state of Gujarat and Rajasthan in the northwest, which share a border with Pakistan's desert areas.
People posted pictures of the locusts on Twitter, with some criticising the government for not containing the outbreak.
India, which is battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, is using specialist vehicles and fire engines to spray insecticides in at least seven populous states in the north, centre and west of the country.
The locust infestation has not caused significant damage so far due to the lean season - the gap between the previous harvest and the next planting season - but farmers are worried about their summer crops.
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