Locusts’ attack in Varanasi-Azamgarh-Bhadohi

Locusts’ attack in Varanasi-Azamgarh-Bhadohi

Varanasi: Swarms of locusts, the crop-threatening migratory pest that has entered the country through the India-Pakistan border, were seen in different parts of Varanasi, Azamgarh and Bhadohi districts on Thursday.

According to the authorities, swarms of locusts, which entered Varanasi from Mirzapur side, were seen moving towards Chiraigaon block from the villages of Raja Talab tehsil. Besides, another swarm of locusts arriving from Jaunpur side was seen in Pindra tehsil.

Locusts’ attack in Varanasi-Azamgarh-Bhadohi

The district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said that the district administration has made all necessary arrangement to handle the situation. They would be killed if they settle anywhere in the district at night. The fire brigade, manual spray pumps, have been arranged for this purpose. All the SDMs, BDOs and officials of agriculture department, and gram pradhans have been engaged in location tracing.

The swarms of locusts also entered the Azamgarh district from Jaunpur. According to agricultural department officials, the pests were seen moving towards Deedarganj, Sikraur Sahbari and Sarai Mir. The teams of agriculture department are keeping a close eye on their movements. Besides, the locusts also hit the Bhadohi district from Prayagraj side. As the farmers were already in alert mode, they made noise to ward off the pests.  The locusts were seen in the villages of Deegh block.


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