India Witnesses Its Worst Locust Attack In 26 Years—Twitteratis Share Chilling Videos

Suruchi Patwary , 27 May 2020
Locust Attack By Protasov AN | www.shutterstock.com
Locust Attack By Protasov AN | www.shutterstock.com

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.

Locust Attack By Antrakt2 | www.shutterstock.com
Locust Attack By Antrakt2 | www.shutterstock.com

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.

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.

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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