Small Swarm of Lucusts has entered Gurugram, may come to Delhi also.
A small swarm of Locusts has entered Gurugram and Delhi border. South and West Delhi districts have been put on high alert.
The Delhi APP Govt has issued an advisory to contain the threat of locusts in Delhi after swarms entere gurugram.
District magistrates have been asked to deploy staff to guide villagers and residents to distract the locusts by making loud noise by beating utensils and drums.
The Govt also advised people to keep their home windows closed.
People may also use PPE kits while spraying pesticides.
On Saturday, the swarms of locusts, spread across two kilometres, moved from west to east as they entered Gurgaon around 11.30 am, K L Gurjar of the Locust Warning Organisation, the Ministry of Agriculture, told PTI.
Gurjar said the swarms were headed towards Faridabad and Palwal in Haryana.
The short-horned grasshoppers are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to food supply and livelihoods of many people.
Over the past few months, locust swarms which first attacked Rajasthan have now spread across many other states including Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
In favourable wind conditions, locust swarms can travel 150 km each day