Locusts heading toward western states of India - Panjab to be affected- another blow to the livelihood of our homeland for many.
As Panjab is currently suffering with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now going to have to witness the onslaught of thousands of locusts, which after having ravaged the crops of Africa for decades, are now arriving into Panjab to continue their attack on the livelihoods for many in our homeland.
Dubbed as one of the worst locust attacks in over two decades, the United Nations has warned that armies of locusts swarming across continents pose a “severe risk” to India’s agriculture this year. The locusts, which are considered to be among the most dangerous pests known to humanity, reproduce fast up to 20 fold. In addition to this, the locusts can fly up to 150kmm daily and can eat as much as 35,000 people's food in a single day.
The real issue for Panjab is the action by the government. What have they planned to to and what has been done already so far?
Despite being told to use pesticides by air/drone deployment, the reality is that the over use of chemicals could actually destroy the lands of our homeland. Gurwinder Singh, who is in apart of the Locust Control Room which is the main task-force of dealing with the locusts said that "our biggest worry is that we do not have open spaces like in Rajasthan which is a desert. Our entire land is cultivated. We cannot use the pesticide – Malathion – recommended by the Centre in as too much of concentration of the chemical is required. We have crops, including food-grains, cotton and fruits, in these eight districts. We need to stock up other pesticides. We are stocking up, have alerted fire brigades, asked the Centre for some more spray pumps and are holding meetings with district administrations." Continued in comments.
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