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Desert locust attack in 15 several districts in western Madhya Pradesh

Desert locusts swarmed several districts in western Madhya Pradesh. Millions of locusts were also seen on trees in Ujjain district

locust attack Madhya Pradesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2020 8:01 AM GMT

Madhya Pradesh: Desert locusts swarmed several districts in western madhya pradesh early on Wednesday morning. Millions of locusts were seen on trees and in Rana Heda village near Panbihar in Ujjain district reminding the scenes of pre-independence Rajasthan. Millions of the insects descended at Ranhera village in Panbihar.The deputy director of Agriculture department Neelam Singh said a team from the department sprayed pesticides through fire tenders for three hours to cover a 12 square km area. The department personnel said the swarms reached Madhya Pradesh via Rajasthan. Farmers of Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Agar-Malwa and other districts of Madhya Pradesh are affected by swarms. Another swarm attacked the region from the Neemuch side affecting vegetation in Hanumantia, Gurjar Khedi, Khor, Nayagaon, Kesharpura, Kanaka, Sagrana. (IANS)

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