Locust Swarms Hit Gurugram, Residents Use Mikes, Loudspeakers

Residents of Gurugram were caught unaware by the sudden attack of locusts around 11 am.

Updated27 Jun 2020, 01:36 PM IST
India
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Swarms of locusts were reported in several parts of Gurugram – Rajendra Park of Sector 5, Surat Nagar, Dhanwapur, Palam Vihar, Maruti factory in Sector 18, Sector 17 DLF phase 1 and many other places in old and new Gurugram – on Saturday, 27 June.

Residents of Gurugram were caught unawares by the sudden attack of locusts around 11 am.

However, the district administration has claimed that it had issued guidelines for residents, urging them to stay indoors and make noises to ward them off.

The Haryana government also issued a high alert and news agency PTI quoted officials as saying that all necessary measures including tractor-mounted spraying facilities have been deployed.

Residents used mikes, and loud speakers to keep locusts away from their homes. Gurugram district administration is assessing the damage due to the locusts attack.

Locusts however crossed the city in one hour and headed towards South Delhi.

Delhi Government Issues Advisory, Asks People to Stay Indoors

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai directed the administration to remain on high alert and the government also issued an advisory asking people to keep their windows closed.

Rai reportedly said that an instruction to beat dhols and drums has been issued to ward off the swarms of locust.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published: 27 Jun 2020, 08:32 AM IST

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