Climate Change

Locust plague: How India can fight this menace

Locusts have spread to new territories across India, with new factors contributing to their spread. What can be done to curb this ‘other plague’?

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Friday 10 July 2020
One of the locusts that passed through Dholpur, Rajasthan. Locusts have taken advantage of wind to spread to new territories in India Photo: Vikas Choudhary
One of the locusts that passed through Dholpur, Rajasthan. Locusts have taken advantage of wind to spread to new territories in India Photo: Vikas Choudhary One of the locusts that passed through Dholpur, Rajasthan. Locusts have taken advantage of wind to spread to new territories in India Photo: Vikas Choudhary

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