Locust attacks: Telangana ready to tackle the locust attack situation
The latest tragic news for India has not just been the pandemic but also the Locust attack. Locust attacks have been in news to be happening from Jaipur to Delhi to Madhya Pradesh and now parts of Maharashtra. Locust swarms which consist more of 30 million locust population are invading states and this is a definite reason to worry.
The chief minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the state officials and other district collectors bordering Maharashtra to be alert from all the sides. In a five membercommittee which happened in present of the state chief minister, KCR asked for a proper action plan based on the movement and attack of the locust swarms to stop the locust swarms at the border of the state.
The chief minister also stated that the government is taking all the required steps to avoid the entry of locust in the state borders. The chief minister of the state also stated that fire engines. Jet sprays and pesticides have also been placed to avoid any kind of immediate and spontaneous attack by the locust swarms. The swarms travel to upto 150 km per hour and are right now somewhere in Madhya Pradesh. There is a he possibility that the swarms take a detour towards Punjab as there are a lot more open fields in the North.
If the locust swarms decide on coming towards the south of the country there is a huge possibility that Chhattisgarh and Telangana maybe the next targets and the Telangana government is taking every possible step to restrict the entry at the border itself. The Madhya Pradesh government is also trying to kill the Locust in Gondia with the use of pesticides. We hope that the Telangana government is able to stop the locust swarms at the border and not let them enter the state.