Madhya Pradesh News: Locusts cover 12 sq km area in village Ujjain district



Panbihar / Ujjain, Dewas (Naiduniya representative). Madhya Pradesh News: A team of locusts arrived in Ujjain district on Tuesday evening via Mandsaur from Rajasthan. At night the locust team encamped at Ranheda village in Panbihar. The number of locusts was so high that an area of ​​about 12 sq km was covered. To save crops from them, the farmers made loud noises. Burned the torch and ran after the herd.

At 4 am on Wednesday morning, insecticide spray was designed to kill the locust. The central locust control team sprayed 9 spray carts, 5 fire brigade carts, 11 tractor spray pumps all around. This caused thousands of locusts to be over by 8 am.

The locust party arrived again in the Neemuch district again active in Mandsaur-Neemuch on Wednesday. The first party reached Neemuch via Javad's Hanumantia, Gurjar Khedi, Khor, Nayagaon, Kesharpura, Kanaka, Sagrana. The second one was activated from Kanavati. The Department of Agriculture says that 9 locust teams are becoming active in the desert.

Locusts have reached the villages of Barkheda Gurjar, Arnia Borana, Sakrani Jagir, Dhaokkheda, Kuchadoud in Jeeran Tehsil. To chase them, the farmers lit a fire and made voices. Locusts once again raided the Rajasthan side in Mandsaur. The locust team entered the Malhargarh tehsil and on sight reached Bhaisakheda, Ninora, Khokhara, Amarpura. Here the farmers chased away the team by playing drums, DJs.

Later locusts reached villages like Soni, Khokhra, Ninora, Chandwasa etc. and by evening reached Multanpura, Guradiya Deda. In Dewas district, locust teams attacked from Shajapur and Ujjain. A large number of locusts kept flying in the city. This also caused problems to the drivers. The locust party was driven away from Khategaon-Kannoud. Neelam Singh, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department, said that vigilance is being done. A team from Indore has also come to the district to rescue locusts.


Revenue and Agriculture Department employees are being investigated in connection with the loss in the area. Farmer leader Rambharos Patel said that five to 10 Pacific crops of moong have been damaged in the area. Locusts started milling the moong crop in Satwas as well. Farmers have gathered and tried to drive them away with loud voice. This caused them to disperse but still remains a threat.

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