As the incidents of desert locusts attacks are on the rise, especially in the North-West and Central India, authorities in Delhi organised a campaign to create awareness among farmers to prevent locusts attack in the national capital. The move was taken following the directions of Gopal Rai, Development Minister of Delhi.
According to the officials, the agriculture unit of the Development Department has organised a training-cum-demonstration camp in Daryapur village of North Delhi in coordination with Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Also, looking at the seriousness of the situation, the Government of Delhi, on May 28, asked concerned authorities to spray insecticides and pesticide on the crops and vegetation to prevent a probable locust attack.
Further, the government released an advisory on May 27 which read that the authorities concerned should organise awareness programmes for public and farmers to prevent the attack of locusts in Delhi. The swarm attack in the daytime and rests at night, hence, it should be allowed to rest, the advisory added. Moreover, the advisory asks to carry spraying of pesticides and insecticides on the crops and vegetation as prevention.