Locusts have reached near Delhi after panic in Rajasthan and Punjab. Today, a large number of locusts have attacked several areas of Gurgaon and Faridabad, adjoining the capital. Now they are expected to reach Delhi. Locust crews were also seen near Delhi Airport, so pilots have been told to be careful. Locusts have been spotted in Gurgaon’s Sector Five area.
They are also seen in large numbers near Mahatma Gandhi Road, Daulatabad flyover. The locust teams in different groups have now reached Gurgaon and Faridabad, adding to the problems of the farmers here. Dinesh Vashistha, president of Gurgaon’s Sector Five RWA, told that the locust party was sighted this morning. Seeing those, people played horn, thali and clap. In order to drive them away
After the locusts arrived in Gurgaon, the chances of them moving towards Delhi increased. Delhi’s Labor and Development Minister Gopal Rai has called an emergency meeting today over a possible locust attack in the national capital. Development Secretary, Divisional Commissioner, Director of Agriculture and District Magistrate will also be present.