With common knowledge, everyone can say that locusts are extremely harmful for crops. Farmers are often seen grappling with this dangerous situation with no long term cure.
The biggest problem that emerges is regarding food security, which is closely followed by farmers’ economic conditions.
Most of the farmers in our country are poor. When faced with such a deadly invasion, they are practically devoid of what we can call economic security. Farming being the only source of income for these farmers, it becomes an entirely difficult situation.The agrarian distress that they go through is beyond comprehension.
A similar catastrophe has been taking place in India, for weeks. Parts of Northern India is down with locust attacks for a long time now.
It is estimated that a whopping 8000 crore will be lost owing to the invasion.
Swarms of these crop annihilators, have been buzzing in, causing excessive damage to crops. And, not only is it harmful to the farmers and their crops, but also for the environment.
Coming from the grasshopper family, these insects can destroy crops within hours. This insect, which is known to be extremely enduring is able to survive extreme temperatures for a long period of time.
Be it heat or rain, these insects can cause excessive damage.
And, especially, the rainy seasons are very suitable for these insects as they can reproduce rapidly.
In the current times, locusts have been affecting a large part of India’s incoming Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The current global warming situation is definitely one of the leading factors for the locusts that have traveled from as far as the Middle East.
Owing to the rising temperatures, more attacks are to endure in the near future.
There is nothing that can be done at this point except the use of an insecticide. But, the success of such measures is also under question as Indian farmers struggle to fight these locusts that have come in millions.
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