Locust plague warning: New Delhi on high alert as swarm nears for first time in 40 years

MILLIONS of locusts swarmed into a suburb of India's capital, New Delhi, bringing with them the risk of widespread famine to add to the escalating threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

One expert has warned India only has a "short window" to work out the best way to counter the swarm, which he said posed a major threat to the nation's food security, urging nations to pool data to give them the best chance of doing so. The swarm - the first of its kind in the city in 40 years - descended on Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Saturday, with thousands of the insects settling on the terraces and roofs of homes before being swept away by high winds.

The city's...
source: Express

2020-06-29 22:14
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