On Saturday morning, enormous multitudes of locusts plunged upon Gurgaon and now the official said that they had currently headed towards the national capital from two headings. In any case, authorities in Delhi denied that the multitudes were probably going to hit the zone.
Approximately at 11 am, the locusts were detected in Gurgaon at MG Road and DLF Phase 1.
Deputy Director, Agriculture, Gurgaon, Atmaram Godara said that from Jhajjar, two groups had reached the city. One group is leading the way towards Delhi from sector 4-5 and the railway station whereas the second group is leading the way towards Delhi from the Kherki Daula toll plaza.
He further added that there has been no loss in terms of crops in the Gurgaon district till now. The locusts are flying from above and from Rewari and their presence is not spotted in the fields yet.
Deputy director of the Centre’s Locust Warning Organisation, K L Gurjar, mentioned that at present a locust swarm is flying over Gurgaon and they are spotted in the southern outskirt zones of Delhi too. Moreover, the breeze leading the way was not great for its transport to the national capital. Gurjar added that it can lead towards Faridabad and later enter UP through Palwal.
Faridabad Authorities Allocated A Warning:
Yashpal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner sa..id that there is a chance of locust swarm to reach Faridabad as they are spotted in Gurgaon too. The sum total of what plans have been made. The inhabitants are requested to help them to fight against these locusts.
The District Administration, Gurgaon, on Friday, had allocated a warning against locusts in the district requesting inhabitants to lock their windows and entrances and make noises as a precaution.
In some areas of Mahendragarh district, the locust swarm has spotted. There is a possibility that they may reach the border of the Rewari district. The district administration of Gurgaon, in such a situation, has allocated a request to all residents to shut the windows and entryways of their homes and assemble in case of a locust assault to make boisterous commotions by pounding on metal jars, plates, and drums.
He further added that the farmers should spray pumps from time to time. The employees are also alerted by the department of agriculture, they are helping farmers by telling them the necessary precautions to be taken if locusts attack in villages.
On Friday night, the locusts hit Mahendragarh and in the morning they reached Jhajjar. The alliances had been formulated for the condition, said an official from the administration.
The administration mentioned that the movements of the locusts are observed from time to time by the Deputy Commissioner. Tehsildar, Concerned Block Development Panchayat Officer (BDPO), and officials from the agriculture department are working on the strategies that can be implemented to protect the crops of farmers. They are trying to fight against locusts attack by beating on steel plates.
Officials said that at around 10:30 am the group of locusts had left the Bhadsa area of Jhajjar and were spotted towards Gurgaon.