Locusts are very destructing for the crops and have made a sudden attack in Rajasthan earlier this week. Many states have been affected by locust attack. Considering the same PM made an announcement on his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi promised all the locust affected states for extended help. PM Modi said, “Many parts of the country are under locust attack. These attacks have reminded us that how much damage this small insect could cause. A huge area gets affected by this attack”. He added, “Adopting new innovations, I am confident that we will be able to deal with this crisis in agricultural sector”.
Rajasthan is said to be the most affected state in the country. Locusts are considered to be threatening to the standing crop of cotton and vegetables. Locusts have gone further in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj preparing for their anti- farmer attack in the state.
Three major regions predominantly are- Dausa in Rajasthan, Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked people to burst fire crackers and beat drums to prevent locusts attack. While speaking to farmers, he said, “Whenever locust swarms attack, villagers should be alert. Locust attacks can be avoided by bursting firecrackers, the smoke of burning tires or if drums are played.”