A global pandemic, earthquakes, forest fires, cyclones—2020 has been devastating so far. And just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse than this, India witnesses its worst locust attack in 26 years! Locusts pose a major threat to our farmers and food security because of their strong destruction power. And recently, swarms of locusts were seen in different parts of the country.
This year, the locusts have arrived almost a month earlier than expected. And at least 5 states in India face major threats to their standing vegetables and crops. They were witnessed as early as in April itself in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. As per the reports, Rajasthan seems to be the worst-hit state in the nation. An alert has been issued for Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra as well.
— Rupali (@KrazyGal92) May 25, 2020
The UN has also expressed its concern on the severe risk these locusts pose on India’s agriculture this year. And to be honest, for someone who’s never seen a locust attack visual before, it is terrifying to say the least! If you haven’t seen one either, scroll down to check out some of the horrifying videos of the attack shared on Twitter.
Climate change is a real threat, day by day we are facing unusual weather conditions, cyclones and have to face threats like locust storms, First of its kind stuck Panna#LocustAttack @mpforestdept @CentralIfs pic.twitter.com/thCSBRvTXy
— Panna Tiger Reserve (@PannaTigerResrv) May 24, 2020
The visuals of locus entering india in specific in the parts of Rajasthan and UP are horrifying. It’s estimated that a sq km of this sworm can eat food as much as 35,000 people ! 2020 is turning even more brutal #LocustAttack pic.twitter.com/CCE4vAUbZn
— Ragi Vipin (@vipinragi26) May 25, 2020
— narender Prajapati (@narenderpraja) May 24, 2020
— Dr imdad dars (@imdad27) May 24, 2020
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
The weird times we live. Locust attack in Jaipur🤔
This year they may cause devastation as they eat away whatever is green. They are voracious feeders. pic.twitter.com/yrREoXBKUf
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 25, 2020
Scary, no? We hope this all gets over soon and the farmers of India get some relief. This year has been a tough one for all of us, so let’s be kind to one another and help out to the lesser fortunate as much as we can! The world needs more empathy and unity right now, more than ever.
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