Locust Swarms will hit Delhi in a week

The latest locust swarm attack in Rajasthan is threatening to cause huge losses to farmers as it is eating up the newly sown crop of cotton and groundnut. These are major commercial crops of the season. If not controlled in Rajasthan, these swarms (photo attached) will reach Delhi within a week time.

We should urge the Govt to act. Can local circles take this up Please?

Enough of you 2020 😢 more  

View all 6 comments Below 6 comments
It appears like the then existent department in the Ministry of Agriculture was fairly successful in fighting locust attacks in the Fifties.

With enough pre-warning about the impending attack, as we have had this time from some members, may be it is yet possible to "call up on duty" the so-called "retired personnel/equipment" to combat this year's locust swarms. One does recourse to such steps in emergent situations.

Google, so far as I have understood, describes methods for protecting gardens of relatively smaller dimensions. more  

On Sun, May 24, 2020, 9:37 AM Ajay Dutta <>

> more  
It is true that Locusts can cause intensive damage to crops. But unfortunately there is not much that can be done. Despite the regular spraying during a specific period, the Locusts could not be eliminated. All those who are old enough will remember the extent of locust swarms in the period 1950-1960. Locusts were an annual feature in those days. Subsequently, locusts have appeared only occasionally and maybe on an average once in 3-4 years. Where do they breed and how - is not well known. Most Locusts were said to breed in the hot areas to the west of present Pakistan. Simply having a department supposed to be spraying crops and locusts is not adequate. Despite the fact that , as Mr. Tapas Sengupta states, the Department was responsible for locust control, not much was achieved. I do not know or remember when this department was closed. Maybe Mr. Sengupta can elaborate? more  
You don't need Sukhoy dear. We had an organization for such issues, and this used to be under the Ministry of Agriculture, based at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. They were catering for Aerial spraying of crops, locust, etc. for aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides throughout India. They had nearly 35 to 40 aircrafts of Canadian, Indian and US make designed for this purpose. They used to be very effective. All of a sudden this department was closed, don't know why? I feel it should be revived. more  
I 100% agree with your sentiments re 2020,tho! more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Challenge CM to do 100000 tests

      Our rate in Delhi is 10%. If we test 100000 people we will surely find 10000 cases in a day. See yesterdays data below and attached. 2,008 COVID19 cases reported in Delhi in last 24 hrs...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Remdesevir Black-marketeering

      Will like to bring a first-hand experience today for the authorities to take note of. Our relative is admitted in a top leading hospital of Delhi being treated for COVID19. We were told earlier tha...

      By Anonymous Circle member
    • Delhi cases and containment zone information

      2199 Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths in Delhi yday. Total cases :87,360 and total deaths 2,742 so far. Also attached containment zone information.

      By Seema Mehra
    • State of Delhi Hospitals

      This (attached) is the inside of Hindu Rao- MCDs biggest hospital in the capital, now COVID dedicated. Nonfunctional ACs, loose electric wiring, filthy donning & doffing(changing area for ...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Should lockdown be relaxed in high virus load districts like Delhi

      Per the latest Government classification, Delhi has been identified as a red zone and one that has a high virus load. Should the lockdown be relaxed in Delhi like red zones or should stringent cond...

      By LocalCircles Manager
    • Delhi Election Results show local governance matters most

      Over 50,000 members of the circle participated in one or more polls to evaluate 5 years of Delhi Government performance with 49% rating it as meeting or exceeding expectations while another 19% of ...

      By LocalCircles Manager
    • Containment Zone info and sero survey

      Latest containment zone details attached for all of Delhi. South and South West are worst affected districts. A new definition will significantly increase these zones by Monday. Sero d...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Delhi 3788 cases and containment zones

      3,788 fresh COVID19 cases reported in Delhi today. 70,390 total infections. 64 deaths in last 24 hrs. 2,365 total deaths so far. Also attached containment zone info

      By Seema Mehra
    • 3947 cases yesterday

      Delhi recorded 3,947 fresh COVID19 cases. Its Highest single-day spike so far. We need to be extra careful. 66,602 total infections. 68 deaths in last 24 hrs. 2,301 total de...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Containment Zone and Cases info

      Attached latest containment zone information and Delhi case information. Delhi recorded 2,909 fresh COVID19 cases in last 24 hrs. I want to mention that while many members have apprecia...

      By Seema Mehra
    • Delhi covid 19 Price Cap order

      Attached is the order friends. Anyone needing covid treatment must carry this to the hospital. Share the link or copy of this with friends family colleagues and do them a service. Excel...

      By Amit Mishra
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)