India hit with worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

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As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation — the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

Waves of desert locusts -- millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers long -- crossed into India's western state of Rajasthan from neighboring Pakistan in early May and swarms have since pushed into five different states in search of food. The desert locust is the most destructive of all locust species because of its speed and ability to multiply rapidly, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Rajasthan, which was the first to be impacted by the locusts, has been conducting daily operations since May 22. "The locusts were sitting in an area that was 7 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide. We started the control operations around 1 a.m. along with the Locust Organization team," said B R Karwa, a deputy director of Rajasthan's Agriculture Department.Karwa added that 11 swarms initially entered the state and three followed the winds onwards toward Madhya Pradesh.

 

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Locust swarm is attracted to Indian leaders and sees it as a period of prosperity for their race

OMG what in the world is going on?

End of times?

If my memory of Exodus is correct, the boils follow soon...

Tonight may be my last day on this earth because of who I am.I may be assassinated tonight because of my affiliation. I can be gunned down in the street because of the clothes I wear. Is it my RACE, SEX OR RELIGION. NO!! I AM A POLICE OFFICER. I feel your pain I too am a minority

investigating how they cross pakistan india border...inspire media

Not a church guy, but didn’t the bible predict this somewhere?

God’s pissed. 😎

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