High alert as Locusts swarms invade Delhi, Gurugram, pilots told to be cautious

Swarms of locusts that have crossed over to India from neighbouring Pakistan have been causing havoc in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh ravaging standing crops for over a month now.

On Saturday swarms were witnessed in multiple locations in the Gurugram district including at Sector-5, Palam Vihar.

India is facing its worst locust attack in recent years. The desert locust is a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper, and poses an unprecedented threat to the food supply and livelihoods of millions of people.

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