Press Reporter News Service
Mahendragarh, July 27
Two swarms of locust re-entered the district from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on Monday after 13 days.
The primary swarm overlaying 1 km in size and 500 m in width was noticed in Surheti Pilania village underneath the Satnali block, whereas the second made an entry from Badopur village underneath the Narnaul block. Each the swarms entered the district within the morning and saved officers of each the Agriculture and Income Departments on their toes.
One of many swarms moved in the direction of Alwar in Rajasthan within the night after swirling over quite a few villages within the district whereas the second was nonetheless flying over the Kanina block until the submitting of the news report. Farmers who have been already alerted concerning the locust assault have been banging utensils to scare the bugs away.
Sources stated the locusts have been lively within the bordering villages of Rajasthan on Sunday, therefore their arrival within the district was fairly anticipated.
“Getting into from Badopur, the second swarm moved in the direction of Alwar in Rajasthan whereas flying over Narnaul, Nasibpur, Patikara, Bachhod and Chandpura villages within the district, whereas the primary one continues to be swirling over the villages of the Kanina block. This swarm has reached Kanina whereas flying over Barda, Dalanvaas, Madhogarh, Rajawas, Rathiwas, Mahendragarh metropolis, Bhagdana, Majra, Buchauli, Dhana and Bawania villages,” stated Jaswinder Singh, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Narnaul.
Notably, the locusts have once more attacked the district after 13 days. Earlier, the bugs remained for 5 days within the district within the second week of July and it triggered harm to cotton and bajra crops in a number of villages earlier than shifting to Rajasthan.