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Another locust attack puts 6 district on alert

Press Reporter News Service

Hisar/Mahendragarh, July 28

The district administrations of Hisar, Sirsa and Bhiwani proceed to battle swarms of locusts from Rajasthan. On Tuesday, locusts have been noticed in Gawar and Basra villages in Hisar district; Jhuppa, Gurera and Khera villages in Bhiwani district; and Chopta and adjoining area in Sirsa district.

The duty pressure of the district administrations has been on their toes to kill the swarms.

Agricultural officers say the swarms, lively within the Rajasthan area alongside the border, crossed over to Haryana with the change within the wind course.

The swarm was noticed in Jhuppa village on Monday. It was killed throughout an evening operation. Three extra swarms have been noticed on Tuesday at Gurera, Jhuppa and Khera village in Siwani area of Bhiwani district, mentioned Pratap Singh, Deputy Director (Agriculture).

“We’ve fashioned process pressure groups, comprising officers from the Departments of Agriculture, Income and Panchayat. They’ve taken positions at three places for the night time operation. A tractor-mounted spray and firefighters have additionally been deployed. We hope to kill the swarms tonight once they settle within the fields,” he mentioned.

In Hisar’s Basra village, sarpanch Santa Singh mentioned, “The swarm was three-km lengthy. Groups of the district administration and farmers banged utensils to scare locusts away.”

Within the Chopta space of Sirsa district, the duty pressure has been ready for the swarm to settle. Deputy Director (Agriculture) Babu Lal Varma mentioned the district witnessed the third locust assault on Tuesday morning.

Op ‘The Barefoot’ launched

The swarm, two km in size, stored swirling over villages in Mahendragarh, Rewari and Jhajjar districts all through the day, forcing farmers to bang utensils. Officers, too, chased the swarm and monitored their motion intently.

Locusts have been noticed over the fields of Naugama, Sasrauli, Bihrod and Jhamri village in Jhajjar district.

In Mahendragarh, officers led by Kanina SDM Ranbir Singh launched an operation named “The Barefoot” to kill locusts settled in fields and on roadside timber of Bagot and Ucchat villages.

“The operation was kicked off at 11.30 pm on Monday. Our group managed to kill greater than 60 per centof pests. The remainder of the locusts moved towardsKosli (Rewari) on Tuesday,” Mahendragarh Deputy Commissioner RK Singh mentioned.

Officers in Rewari swung into motion on getting details about the entry of locusts of their district. They, too, stored shut tabs on the pests in Kosli space and alerted farmers who beat utensils and performed music to cease bugs from settling of their fields. They managed to scare the locusts away.

Inder Singh, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Jhajjar, informed The Press Reporter the swarm entered Salhavaas block from Kosli. It moved again in direction of Kosli after swirling over Dhania, Salhawas, Amboli, Jatwara, Dharauli, Jaipur villages within the afternoon. “The administration has made preparations to kill locusts in the event that they settle within the fields,” he added.

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