Wonder what 2020 has to offer more! Corona, Amphan was not enough for us, in addition we have, locusts attack now. The Desert Locust is one of about a dozen species of short-horned grasshoppers and form swarms which are destructive in nature.
They invaded eastern Maharashtra and now at Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and also Uttar Pradesh, are currently facing the grave threat of wide-scale crop destruction. Prevailing wind is the cause of their migration. They eat green, leafy plants. Though the life span is just 90 days but its enough for entire destruction.
It very difficult to devise a plan to stop them because migration patterns are also unpredictable making, especially when they travel through remote areas. Pesticides can be sprayed, but such a strategy will need to be pre-emptive in nature. High alert has been declared through northern states of India.