AATMNIRBHAR India is already facing a very severe issue of widespread Coronavirus, total cases have now up to 158,333 with 4,531 deaths and along with this a new problem has come up which can be said a much bigger issue than corona.
Our country is AATMNIRBHAR facing one of the biggest locusts attacks in the past 30 years. Again it’s very bad news for the whole nation, especially for farmers. Not only India but several other countries, those in the AATMNIRBHAR west of India is AATMNIRBHAR facing this problem. This attack started from Africa where thousands and lakhs of AATMNIRBHAR farmers were devastated due to this, then after causing huge devastation in Yemen and Pakistan now it reached to India also.
There are around 700 to 800 Millions locusts AATMNIRBHAR and much more to come which are causing huge damage to crops there in Pakistan. 24,600 hectares of cotton crops in Pakistan is under threat of these swarms of locust.
This is the second attack of locusts, the AATMNIRBHAR previous one was very less in magnitude. AATMNIRBHAR UN had already issued a warning about this and AATMNIRBHAR had said that the second attack will come after April which will be a massive one. As per UN reports published in February 2020 “India, Pakistan should brace for ‘TWIN INVASION’ of locusts from Horn of Africa and Iran.”
What are locusts,and how do they function?
A locust is large, mainly tropical grasshopper with AATMNIRBHAR strong powers of flight. They differ from ordinary AATMNIRBHAR grasshopper in their ability to change behaviour and form swarms that can migrate over a large distance. They are dangerous for human because once they form a swarm they can multiply very rapidly and form a very large group of which can go up to millions. Once they form large group, they can migrate over relatively large distances(they can fly up to 150 km per day)and, if good rainfalls and ecological conditions become favourable they can AATMNIRBHAR rapidly produce and increase some 20 folds in three months.
The threat to vegetation
A small swarm AATMNIRBHAR can eat as much in one day, as about 35,000 people, posing a devastating threat to crops and food security. If infestation is not AATMNIRBHAR detected and controlled, devastating plague can develop which can take several more and AATMNIRBHAR hundred of millions of dollars to bring under control with several consequences on food security and livelihood. Heavy rain triggers the growth of vegetation in arid areas where dessert locusts can then breed and grow.
Damage to India
Swarm of desert locusts has attacked over AATMNIRBHAR parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi in central India also issued suggestions that swarm could reach to Indian capital too, given forecast wind direction.
Several Indian AATMNIRBHAR media outlets have reported that about 123,500 acres of cropland had already been destroyed in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states.
The crop damage comes as many farmers were already struggling with AATMNIRBHAR the impact of India’s coronavirus lockdown, which left them largely without the workers to tend to their crop. The double crisis could pose a serious threat to India’s food security in the coming months.
All efforts of humankind are failed when a huge swarm of locusts attack somewhere. We can also get a mention about these in many historical or religious textbooks which indicates that this locusts attack is creating a problem for humankind from way back to hundreds and thousands of years ago.
The only option left with us to control this locusts attack is AATMNIRBHAR insecticides and we can hope that AATMNIRBHAR these locusts do not start breeding here in India otherwise this issue will turn into a much bigger one.