The most feared wetlands of locusts have destroyed huge crop fields in Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, endangering the very foundations of human civilization.
Desert locusts, which move in huge groups, called swarms, are considered to be the most deadly migratory insects in the world. A single swarm spread over one square kilometer may include up to 60 million locusts. The need for action is clear since the swarm of locusts can travel 18 to 300 miles on a given day, thus moving quickly from one country to another.
Desert locusts invaded India via Pakistan in April and left about five states devastated.
According to the visitors, the swarm entering India from Pakistan was about two to three kilometers long.
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Insecticides are commonly used to control locusts. Whether sprayed from the ground or aircraft, wetlands can be targeted in a relatively short period of time. However, this has clearly led to some environmental concerns.
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According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the so-called biological control system seems more optimistic. “Natural predators such as whales, birds and reptiles may prove effective in keeping small swarms. However, for more established scales management, newly developed targeted microbial biopasticides such as fungus-based” Green Muscle “offer larger scale solutions,” read the report.
Cutting off locusts is not an easy task. And the bigger the arrow, the more complex it becomes. Prevention is probably the most reliable drug, but it keeps the eye very interested. Remember, it only takes three locusts to water.
Drones for deadly fights of locusts
Drones and aircraft will be used for the first time to deal with the locust risk in the state of Rajasthan, said BR Karwa, project director at the agency, which manages agricultural technology.
A few days ago, Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted: “Uses technology to help our farmers. Several regions of our country are fighting locust infestation. There are drones for anti-cripple operations including safeguards
Several videos shared on social media platforms have seen farmers damaging crops by harming a giant locust that is trying to drive them away.
Locust ??? Attack on Jaipur (recent video)
They destroy crops in a matter of seconds towards food shortages
To perfect these, the government should take immediate action by spraying chemicals and dispersing pesticides. Locust ??? pic.twitter.com/YHkMqHid9Z
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